Reacting to the win, the Bosnian-German author has criticized the decision to award the Nobel Prize in literature to Austrian Peter Handke.
For the first time, judges of the prestigious literary prize could not decide on one winner. Prize Chairman Peter Florence said the two chosen books "address the world today ... and create characters that resonate."
Frankfurt can look back on a long tradition as a city of books. After the Second World War, the first book fair in autumn 1949 also stood for an intellectual new beginning.
The use of the song, Rock n' Roll Part 2, has set off an ample amount of concern and criticism as many think it means that Glitter will be collecting royalties.
DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 that have been translated into English is the first of its kind.
It's no secret that Germans love rules. But did you know that washing your car or dancing in public could get you into trouble in Germany? Rachel Stewart investigates for Meet the Germans.
Literature is meant to be provocative, to raise doubts and address issues that are not evident, says Polish nobel laureate Olga Tokarczuk. She never meant her books to be political, she told DW.
Just months ahead of celebrations next year honoring the 250th birthday of Ludwig van Beethoven, the city of Bonn unveils a new multi-media tour dedicated to its most famous son.
Olga Tokarczuk and Peter Handke have been honored for "narrative imagination" and "linguistic ingenuity."
The attempted attack on a synagogue in Halle is not the first in recent years. Even after the horrors of the Nazi era, anti-Semitic incidents occur in Germany — on individuals, memorials and Jewish places of worship.
Germany, like several other European countries, long underestimated the danger to Jews, warns American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris.
The children's tale 'Fritzi war dabei' (Fritzi was there too) by author Hanna Schott is now in German cinemas. The film uses a child-friendly approach to explain the events that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A new DW music documentary probes the music of Johannes Brahms.
Nothing could be cozier than snuggling up with a book, but more than 12% of adults in Germany can't enjoy that luxury.
As Extinction Rebellion activists prepare for blockades in cities worldwide on Monday, many artists have signed their call to action to the German government.
Beer, brass bands, party: Amid all the fun, women are more aware of sexual harassment at the Oktoberfest following #MeToo. Here are some of a flower seller's tricks to avoid being groped while working on the Wiesn.
Innovative yet influenced by tradition: Rembrandt, who died 350 years ago on October 4, has become one of the best known painters of the Dutch Golden Age. The artist had a wide social support system.
The relics included busts of Adolf Hitler and a Nazi Ouija board, used to try to contact the dead. Argentina is home to Latin America's largest Jewish population — but was also home to many Nazis after World War II.
Ahead of the Day of German Unity, Udo Lindenberg was awarded Germany’s Federal Cross of Merit. On this special edition, we meet the German rock legend at an exhibition of his visual art in Leipzig.
After being banned from East Germany for years, the rock star and committed peace activist managed to be invited to perform in East Berlin in 1983. Lindenberg is now awarded Germany's Order of Merit.
From beer to nudity and ridiculous grammar — we uncover the quirks and idiosyncrasies of the German culture.
It was one of the great literary successes of German postwar literature: "Deutschstunde" was translated into 20 languages. Now adapted into a film, it remains as relevant as ever.
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new book portrays different dissidents. Author Marko Martin told DW why he decided to explore their role during that era — and how they can inspire us now.
The successful Czech male singer was incredibly popular in Germany. Karel Gott has died at the age of 80.
Renowned international opera star Jessye Norman has died at the age of 74. The US singer started her career in Berlin.
On World Translation Day, DW asks: Can a German version of a book be more politically correct than the original?
From Merkel to Adenauer, caricatures parody Germany's chancellors at the Haus der Geschichte museum.
Works from Africa are in many German museums, including in the Cologne Rautenstrauch-Joest Museum. A new cooperation project with Kenya aims to establish the provenance of its exhibits.
After 8,000 years, Georgians are still making wine as they used to in clay pots buried underground. DW's Sarah Hucal took a trip to Georgian wine country in the South Caucasus to see what it’s all about.
‘Arts and Culture’, presented by Robin Merrill. On this edition: this year’s German Book Prize goes to Saša Stanišiæ; Nobel prize-winner Peter Handke on 100 German Must-Reads; Austrian piano prodigy Elias Keller; and the science behind horror movies.
Florence is bursting with artworks and Renaissance buildings, thanks to the Medici! The city in Tuscany is also the cradle of Italian haute couture — and cantuccini.
"Mainhattan" from above: Our drone shows you a bird's eye view of Frankfurt — from the skyline and old town to the museum embankment.
Today, the Berlin Wall appears as a photo stop at Checkpoint Charlie or as graffiti artwork at the East Side Gallery. DW’s Hallie Rawlinson retraces the history of the Wall to learn more.
Berlin's broadcast tower, the Fernsehturm, is turning 50. The iconic tower is Berlin's tallest landmark, but it is just one among many. Here are the top 10 most distinctive sights in the German capital.
Wherever he was, Mahatma Gandhi fought for human rights. He led India non-violently into independence. Marking his 150th birthday, Anja Bohnhof pays tribute to the freedom fighter with her photographic insights.
Razor-sharp and funny to boot: That's the cartoonist's mission. But could those adjectives describes Germans as well? Artist Miguel Fernandez pokes fun at the stereotypes and personality traits attributed to the Germans.
The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation runs Berlin museums - and one of the world's largest collection of exhibits.
The global tourist guide for Germany's booming capital
People from over 190 countries live and work in Berlin. A number of them told Euromaxx about their love for the German capital. One is native Berliner Dietmar Arnold.
Industrial heritage, open countryside and a cosmopolitan outlook mark this contrast-rich state.
DW's web documentary shows how artists built a new life after fleeing their home country.
Pianist, composer, teacher, impresario an music critic: Clara Schumann was more than just the wife of Robert Schumann.
This hour, music by house guests of Robert and Clara Schumann: Brahms, Mendelssohn and Chopin.
DW looks at the winners and the debates surrounding the German Book Prize.
Techno! Berlin’s sound is fast, loud and pulsing. No other city is so closely linked to this music. Clubs like Berghain or Tresor are legendary. Yet techno is more than 30 years old and didn’t even originate in Berlin! So what’s the big deal?
Every leap into the blue is a risk. But Anna Bader is one of the world’s best cliff divers. Plus: German allotment gardens as seen by star photographer Martin Parr. And postcards through the ages.
For years, the games industry was dominated by men and the Western world. But, increasingly, companies are seeking out new target audiences and successfully developing games for niche markets.
The Sarah’s Music Horn Challenge has been a regular - and very popular - element of Sarah’s Music. In this episode, Sarah Willis features the best of the Horn Challenges Part 2. Who is YOUR favourite?
Check-in presenter Lukas Stege explores charming Heidelberg.
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