Simply being shortlisted for the German Book Prize will raise an author's profile, both at home and abroad, and increase book sales. But the prize is far more than a marketing ploy.
Like no other place on earth, the world's largest book fair is home to a marketplace of ideas and worldviews. Nowhere else are ideas so discussed and debated, gaining relevance, writes DW's Jochen Kürten.
Are traditional books and booksellers facing an existential crisis? How does one attract more readers? DW asked Alexander Skipis, the CEO of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association, about the future of books.
Lannisters against the Starks, Baratheons versus Targaryens. Never heard these names before? If you want to catch up on "Game of Thrones" before the final season begins, here's a high-speed, spoiler-filled review.
One of the doyennes of crime writing is visiting the island of Usedom to read in a literary program with the title "Thinking of Germany." DW took the opportunity to ask the American author about her own thoughts.
The cathedral in Leon, Spain, is renowned for its stained-glass windows, but it is also home to a world-class organ made by the Bonn-based Klais organ builders. Getting it built was no easy feat.
Provenance research attempts to track down the history of the possession of artworks. Many museums and other institutions attempt to tackle the challenge, but there's still a lot of work to do.
What started as an online student directory aimed at ranking women by their looks quickly grew into the world's most popular social media platform. But as DW's Courtney Tenz argues, we might be happier Facebook free.
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