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.
Garance Le Caisne of France has won the Scholl Prize for her book about bravery in the Syrian war, a true story. The award remembers the Scholl siblings, who were executed for their resistance work under the Nazi regime.
The implications of the Brexit vote, the decision of the German Constitutional Court on bond purchases of the European Central Bank and the refugee crisis are darkening the future outlook for the German nation for generations to come. This is the view of renowned German economist Hans-Werner Sinn in his new book, The Black June. Reviewed by Klaus C. Engelen.
These ten novels, ranging from the late 19th century to the last couple of years, are modern German classics. Earning international acclaim, each one is essential reading. The Local reports.
The Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language, goes this year to writer Marcel Beyer, renowned for his exploration of Nazi history through experimentation with language.