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Our selection of recent German-language fiction and non-fiction – drawn from leading German-language media – reflects current trends and recommendations coming directly from the respective book fairs.
Autumn 2015

    Preface of the current issue
    Richard Kämmerlings © Martin U. K. Lengemann

    Spectres of the past, prolepsis of the future:
    German-language literature 2015

    By Richard Kämmerlings
    In August 2015, an old hit by the band Die Ärzte topped the charts. First released in 1993, Schrei nach Liebe, an anti-Nazi punk song produced in response to xenophobic rioting and attacks in the early nineties, made a completely unexpected comeback. Place names such as Hoyerswerda, Mölln, Solingen and Rostock-Lichtenhagen remain a symbol of a dark chapter in post-war history to this day; shamefully, new names have recently been added to the list.More ...

    Released in translations
    Katya Petrovszkaja : Talán Eszter © Magvető kiadó

    Katja Petrowskaja
    Vielleicht Esther

    By Cecília Stenszky/Hungary

    She is spontaneously and unaffectedly sincere, and that is precisely what makes Katja Petrowskaja’s book Perhaps Esther thoroughly authentic. More...
    Katja Petrowskaja Asi Esther © Premedia

    Katja Petrowskaja
    Vielleicht Esther

    By Ľubomír Jaškobr/Slovakia

    She originally wanted to write something about peace, but kept ending up with the subject of war. More...