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Antje Rávik Strubel's novel about power and powerlessness tells the story of a young woman from the Czech Republic who struggles to reclaim her life after being raped, weaving together various fates and narrative layers.
An actor wrestles with his past. A profound novel about a man trying to preserve a sense of agency over his life, which becomes even more complex in the midst of difficult questions like, what is guilt? And what is fate?
A novel overflowing with Dadaist ideas. Thomas Kunst tells a story about people in precarious circumstances searching for happiness. An ode to the imagination and an amusing departure from linear storytelling.
A journey into the abyss, both familial and historical: A man travels through Switzerland with his drug-addicted mother. Christian Kracht has written a sarcastic but affectionate autofiction travelogue.
Monika Helfer uses her father's life to explore her childhood and youth in Vorarlberg. But who was "daddy"? She tenderly describes a disabled war veteran, lover of literature – a multi-dimensional figure.
The graffiti artist's landmark painting, which used to be known as "Girl with balloon," is up for sale. Here are some of the mysterious artist's past works.
A mixed-race student finds out that her Postcolonial Studies professor is pretending to be Indian. A cunningly humorous college campus novel about racism, cultural appropriation, and identity politics.
The 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has been awarded to Tsitsi Dangaremgba from Zimbabwe.
Does Germany have a world-class cultural scene? We look at 10 popular myths about culture in Germany and see how they stand up to the facts. It's not an easy task in a place where culture is considered holy.
James Michael Tyler has died of cancer at age 59. He was best known for his role as a coffee shop manager on the 1990s comedy series "Friends."
The Hollywood actor was informed that he was using a "cold gun" in the moments before he fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, according to a search warrant filed in a Santa Fe court.
US actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer with a prop firearm on a movie set in New Mexico. How could that happen? DW spoke to Oliver Jürgen Rasch, a German gunsmith and armorer, about gun safety on set.
The Zimbabwean author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga has received the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. She tells DW about the issues affecting literature in her home country.
Canadian author and artist Vivek Shraya speaks to DW about coming out as a trans woman and why there are no straight answers to the Queer question.
Protest over far-right exhibitors at the Frankfurt Book Fair is justified, says DW's Stefan Dege. A history of racist violence in Germany makes the issue all the more pressing, he thinks.
The pop star used the pandemic time indoors to record 16 songs. A range of artists, from Lil Nas X to Miley Cyrus appear on "The Lockdown Sessions."
Africa's largest film festival, FESPACO in Burkina Faso, reflects the crises the continent currently faces. The films show a diverse picture of Africa.
In the DW Festival Concert (DWFC) series, DW presents special concerts with which the Berlin Philharmonic emerged from the pandemic lockdown. Tune in!
As the guest of honor at the world's largest book fair, Canada is showcasing its multicultural literature. What is driving diversity in its book industry?
All the world's an absurd stage: Austrian author and Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek never minces words in her writing.
The documentary "Tacheles: The Heart of the Matter" tells the story of a third-generation Jew who tries to free himself from the Holocaust legacy by playing a computer game.
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