News from the German Literary Scene

Goethe-Institut / Loredana La Rocca

“Questions of Faith” – German-Israeli Literature Festival (09.04.2014)

In Berlin until 13 April 2014, authors from both countries will be reading about and discussing the question of faith in Germany and Israel.More ...
Urs Widmer © Isolde Ohlbaum

The Writer Urs Widmer Dies (04.04.2014)

The author and playwright was one of the best-known contemporary German-language writers. He died in Zurich at the age of 75 after a serious illness.More ...
Thomas Mann, 1920 © Süddeutsche Zeitung, Photos

Heinrich and Thomas Mann during the First World War (27.03.2014)

A special exhibition at Lübeck’s Buddenbrookhaus explores the relationship between the two famous brothers during the First World War.More ...
Der Gewinner des Preises der Leipziger Buchmesse 2014: Saša Stanišić – Foto: Leipziger Messe GmbH / Uli Koch

Saša Stanišić Awarded Leipzig Book Fair Prize (15.03.2014)

The novelist Saša Stanišić, alongside non-fiction writer Helmut Lethen and translator Robin Detje, are honoured with the Leipzig Book Fair Prize.More ...
“Mecki” drawn by Reinhold Escher, 1963

Hedgehogs and Desired Men (28.02.2014)

An exhibition in Hanover is exploring the rise of comic strip culture in the German-speaking world.More ...
Philip Cassirer: “Was kostet ein Yak?” (i.e. How much does a yak cost?) Carlsen Verlag 2013 © Philip Cassirer

From Comic Strip to Novel (17.01.2014)

Until 4 May 2014, an exhibition in Hamburg is shedding light on how comics came into existence and presenting the contemporary comic scene.More ...
Fallada-Haus © benniebunnie

The Joys of Morphinism – The 2013 Hans Fallada Days (19.07.2013)

Hans Fallada’s health problems and correspondence with his publisher Ernst Rowohlt are the focus of the Hand Fallada Days from 19 – 21 July 2013 in Carwitz (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania).More ...
Otfried Preußler © Carlsen Verlag

“Books are Friends that always have Time for Us” – On the Death of Otfried Preußler (02/21/2013)

The children’s book author Otfried Preußler died on 18 February 2013 in Prien am Chiemsee. He was 89 years old.More ...
© Münchner Bücherschau

Adventurers of the Mind – The Third Munich Literature Festival (11/14/2012)

More than 100 authors will be descending on Munich for the city’s third Literature Festival from 14 November until 2 December 2012, providing a snapshot of the current literary landscape.More ...


News from the German book and media market: books, audio books and CDs from the world of fiction, nonfiction and music

Story of a Friendship – My Favourite Book

Out of more than 4.000 entries from 57 countries the jury has chosen three winners.

Bücher, über die man spricht

New books on the German market

Literature for children and youth

German language literature for children and youth

Call For Entries: ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

For the 7th time, the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival is inviting entries for the competition to find the best poetry films. To qualify for entry, films should be short films based on poems. Deadline: 25 April 2014


News from Germany’s culture and society

Villa Kamogawa Kyoto: Scholarships for artists from Germany

The Goethe-Institut is awarding again scholarships for artists from Germany. Scholars can live for free in the Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto, Japan, for three month. It is possible to apply until Tuesday, April 29,2014.