Highlight of the month © Goethe-Institut Hongkong
Die letzten Tage von Stefan Zweig © Salammbopress

Graphic Novel
The Last Days of Stefan Zweig

This year’s Kino German Film Festival opens with “The Royal Game”, a film adaptation of Stefan Zweig’s same titled novel. “The Last Days of Stefan Zweig”, a graphic novel created by Laurent Seksik and Guillaume Sorel, offers a glimpse at the last flight of Stefan Zweig.
 

Work-Life-Balance von Aisha Franz © reprodukt

Comic
Work-Life Balance by Aisha Franz

With “Work-Life-Banalce”, Aisha Franz delivers a brilliant journey into the current work reality of young adults – told in her usual absurd manner and exaggerated, but at the same time sharply observed.
 

Feuer der Freiheit ©商周出版

JUNE 2022: Feuer der Freiheit

Simone de Beauvior, Hannah Arendt, Simone Weil and Ayn Rand. With great narrative skill, Wolfram Eilenberger deschribes in his latest book the dramatic lives of the most influential female philosophers of the 20th century. In the midst of the turmoil of the Second World War, they laid the foundation for a truly free, emancipated society as fugitives and resistance fighters, ostracized and enlightened women.

Crime City ©Pegasus Spiele GmbH

Mai 2022: Micromacro Crime City

Team up with your friends to solve tricky cases! Micromacro Crime City is a detective game played on a city map. 

ALDI eine deutsche Geschichte © FISCHER Krüger/creative commons

April 2022: ALDI - more than just a brand

ALDI - these four letters have had a major impact on the consumer behavior and food culture of Germans, both positively and negatively. The rise of the brothers Karl and Theo therefore also tells the story of a country.

Global Warming Party ©Hanser

March 2022: Global Warming Party

There is no denying it. Global warming is real and it is caused by human. How else would you explain summer holiday starting in March? 

Hunde im Futur ©Susanna Rieder Verlag

February 2022: Hunde im Futur

You might think this is just another picture book, but... it is much more than that! This book will turn your perception of German grammar book upside down! 

Parallel ©Reprodukt

January 2022: Parallel

In a simple and classy black and white style Matthias Lehmann tells the story of Karl Kling, a gay man trying his best to live a “normal” life in post-war Germany.

Der kleine König Dezember ©Kunstmann

December 2021: Der kleine König Dezember

If "A Christmas Carol" makes us more generous and kind to others, "Der kleine König Dezember" makes us treat ourselves better. It is a hug and a pat on the shoulder for everyone who may sometimes feel dispirited and disoriented in this world.

The Old King in his Exile © Goethe-Institut Hongkong

November 2021: The Old King in his Exile

Arno Geiger, a German Book Prize winner, wrote about the journey to deal with his father’s Alzheimer’s in 2011. The book has become Arno’s bestselling book and has sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
 

Berlin School Glossary ©Goethe-Institut Hongkong

Highlight of the Month: Berlin School Glossary

As KINO/21 German Film Festival is coming back in full scale this October, we highly recommend this ABC book to those who want to know more about the "Berlin School", Germany's most significant film school.
 

September 2021: Die Entdeckung der Currywurst © KiWi © 臺灣商務印書館

September 2021: The Invention of Curried Sausage

The ongoing pandemic has brought major changes to our eating and cooking habits.  Many people discover (or rediscover) the joy of home cooking and invent new recipes. 

Kafka ©Reprodukt

Highlight of the Month: Kafka

With Hong Kong comic artist Li Chi Tak’s latest retake of Kafka’s 10 stories into his new comic book named KAFKA, the Goethe-Library has picked David Zane Mairowitz & Robert Crumb’s previous Graphic Novel on Kafka as the highlight of the month.

Möwen. Müll. Und Meerjungfrauen ©LAPPAN

July 2021: Seagulls. Garbage. And Mermaids

The sea as a habitat is exposed to numerous dangers, be it plastic waste or rising temperatures, trawl nets or cruise ships.
 

Etüden im Schnee © Goethe-Institut

June 2021: Memoirs of a polar bear

Three lives. Three generations. Lives as they were through the eyes of three polar bears. 

Meersabenteuer ©United Letters

May 2021: The Ocean Adventure

Have fun exploring the magical sea! Both in this ocean story and in real life, you can make our exciting world a little better each day! You are the hero!

April 2021: Manno! © Reprodukt

APRIL 2021: Manno!

Do you remember your first eye test? The excitement when you got your first prescription glasses? Or can you still remember the silly but immensely fun childhood games you had with your friends? How about the fights you had with your siblings?

THEN I’LL GO NOW, TIME SAID © Goethe-Institut Hongkong

March 2021: THEN I’LL GO NOW, TIME SAID

It’s Sunday and Time has come for a visit. Lara and the Time are good friends. But Lara’s family seems to have something against it. They talk about passing Time or even killing it. Time decides to leave. But nobody can help Lara as no one seems to have time for the Time. Will she trace its path and find it again?
 

forecast 2021  © Colourbox

Onleihe: A Forecast for 2021

After reading up on nearly all New Year’s forecasts by famous Fengshui masters in Hong Kong, the Goethe-Library team has compiled an ultimate Chinese horoscope 2021 guide for everyone. Read the right books, do the right things, and “pursue good fortune and avoid disaster”!

Der Nussknacker NordSüd

December 2020: The Nutcracker

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without...the Nutcracker! Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann created a classic in 1816 with his Fantasy about the Nutcracker and Mouse King. After more than 200 years it is still as popular as ever!
 

The Summer of Her Life © Reprodukt

November 2020: The Summer of Her Life

“The Summer of Her Life” is the first collaboration between the comic artist Barbara Yelin and the novelist Thomas von Steinaecker. In a poetic, touching and profound way, it touches upon the topics that we seldom dare to touch on: What is it like to spend your twilight years in a home? How do you know whether you’ve made the right choices? And what does it mean, in the end, to be happy?