Despite self-described shyness, the German schoolgirl once teased for her long legs rose to become a top supermodel. A new book gathers Schiffer’s best photos together and celebrates her iconic career.
The jury selected 20 titles from a total of 200 to compete for the most prestigious literary award in German-language publishing. On October 9, the best German-language novel will be revealed at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The weekly list of bestsellers published by the news magazine Der Spiegel is based on sales, but the paper’s editors exceptionally decided to omit a controversial work criticized for its revisionist content.
Margaret Atwood’s “political intuition” has been honored by the German Book Trade, with the publishing trade body awarding the Canadian author its annual peace prize.
US author Jonathan Franzen, known for best-sellers like “Freedom” and “The Corrections,” has been chosen for the Frank Schirrmacher Prize. Franzen was singled out for his “keen and versatile” grasp on contemporary life.
A German historian estimates in her book that French, British and American soldiers raped 860,000 Germans at and after the end of the WW2, including 190,000 sexual assaults by American soldiers.
The Leipzig Book Fair, one of the largest Spring book industry events in Europe, opens tonight with an official ceremony and the awarding of the Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding. This year the award will be given to the French writer and translator Mathias Énard for his novel, “Compass.”
How closely did Hollywood cooperate with the Nazis before the outbreak of World War II? Did the powerful American studio bosses actively collaborate with the Nazis to make sure their films did well on the large and lucrative German market? These are the questions Ben Urwand dealt with in his book, “The Collaboration: Hollywood’s Pact […]
George Orwell’s “1984” is not the only classic that’s celebrating a comeback. Hannah Arendt’s philosophical essay “The Origins of Totalitarianism” has also spiked in interest recently. Here’s why it’s so relevant.
It has been one year since Adolf Hitler’s book could once again be printed in Germany after 70 years off the shelves. Now it has swiftly become a bestseller.