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.
Europe and Islamization: Can culture prevent the decline of democratic values? The Frankfurt Book Fair held a heated debate on “Europe and Islam” with bestselling Turkish author Elif Shafak and Algerian novelist Boualem Sansal. The latter is deeply pessimistic.
Frankfurt opened its annual book fair to the public on Wednesday with offerings including a new version of the Luther Bible and books on cooking, art and nature.
German author Bodo Kirchhoff has won the prestigious German Book Prize for his Italian adventure “Widerfahrnis,” roughly meaning “encounter.” The book was chosen over five other contenders.
The first biography of Adolf Hitler which presented him as “Germany’s saviour” and compared him to Jesus may have been written by the future dictator himself, a Scottish historian has claimed.
German writer Norman Ohler’s astonishing account of methamphetamine addiction in the Third Reich changes what we know about the second world war. Photo: Hitler with his private doctor Theodore Morell in January 1944.
Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2016 German Book Prize. The winner will be announced at Frankfurt Book Fair in October. Among the nominees are books about hooligans, lonely families and depressed city-dwellers.
One of these 20 titles will be named the best German-language novel at the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair. The prestigious German Book Prize has selected its long list from among 178 entries.
The 1,000-page diary of Himmler is providing a detailed new glimpse into the life of the SS leader after it was recently discovered within the Central Archive of the Russian Defence Ministry near Moscow.