Post-colonialism takes center stage in Fiston Mwanza Mujila's "Tram 83." The book and its German translation have grabbed a top German translation prize.
The Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary accolade for the German language, goes this year to poet Jan Wagner. The 45-year-old is also a translator of poetry in English.
For decades, Rushdie dealt with death threats for his book "The Satanic Verses," yet it hasn't stopped him from speaking his mind. On June 19, the brave author turns 70.
Margaret Atwood is a feminist, an environmental activist and a bestselling writer. Since Trump came to power, some even view her books as prophetic. She’s just been awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
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. It will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
"I haven't achieved much in life," says Holocaust survivor Samuel Pivnik - which motivated him to share his horrific experience in Auschwitz with posterity. He tells DW about what he saw in the death camp.
On June 2, 1967, student Benno Ohnesorg was killed during protests against the visit of the Iranian Shah. Historian Eckard Michels analyzed the events in his new book.
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