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.
It's Germany's second most important literary accolade after the German Book Prize. The Leipzig Book Prize has nominated 15 titles - including a book of poetry in the fiction category.
Mickey Mouse, that cheerful Disney cartoon character known to young and old around the world, turns 90. With decades of comic books, films and untold merchandising products in his name, he still looks good for his age.
Beaten, locked up, murdered: These five writers have paid a high price for expressing themselves freely. On the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, we take a look at their stories.
Ennio Morricone wrote the scores for numerous movies, including famous Spaghetti Western films like "Once Upon a Time in the West." The prolific Italian composer celebrates his 90th birthday on November 10.
Who tops British magazine ArtReview's annual ranking of the most influential players in the art world? This year, it's an art dealer, followed by a painter and, for the first time, a movement.
Now performing in Berlin, the South Korean Bangtan Boys, or BTS, with Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V and Jungkook, not only top worldwide album charts, but also social media trends. What's behind the K-Pop craze?
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