E.T.A. Hoffmann (1776–1822) is a key figure of the German Romantic Movement. In his tales, the border between horror and reality is blurred, creating a feeling of uncanniness. His style was very influential.
Jenny Erpenbeck was a guest at the Adelaide Writers’ Festival and visited the Goethe-Institut in Sydney to present her new historic novel “Visitation”. Read the first chapter in our Writers Gallery to whet your appetite for the book.
Read the review of Precht’s “Who am I? and if so, how many?” by Jeremy Fisher. Precht’s book has reawakened Fisher’s interest in philosophy and he admits having gained a wealth of knowledge from it in a yet entertaining way.
In many parts of the world, the big end of publishing has cornered the market. In Germany, about 80 small publishing companies are trying to keep afloat offering independet content and careful book production. Stefan Weidle, chairman of the Kurt Wolff Foundation, wants to draw attention to small publishing companies, their financial problems and the book's future as luxury product. More
Iraqi Abbas Khider came to Germany in 2000 as an adult without knowledge of the German language. Today he is at the forefront of German writing. His latest novel, “The President’s Oranges”, was awarded the 2010 Adelbert von Chamisso Prize. In his works, written in somber, simple prose, he explores his own experiences as refugee and prisoner. More