Literature and Knowledge © Goethe-Institut / Illustration: Tobias Schrank Read and Listen Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 The Literature scene in pandemic times Fatma Aydemir Literature and Representation Literature Aan Mansyur - All poems are love poems Photo (detail): © picture alliance / Erwin Elsner Leif Randt Very close to today Be it with utopian visions of the world or portraits of Berlin millennials – the novels by the writer Leif Randt illuminate the present. Any pop-cultural references, however, arise more from intuition rather than intention, says the author. Photo: © jürgen-bauer.com Talk with Judith Schalansky Linking Culture through Literature: "Verzeichnis einiger Verluste" in Indonesian translation According to Judith Schalansky, author of Verzeichnis einiger Verluste, the book is like a close relationship to someone she’s known since childhood. © canstockphoto5710507 Short Story The Prayer House Sweeper “Don’t call me a sweeper. I prefer to be called a caretaker. It doesn’t give such an impression of inferiority. My name is Farabi ..." © canstockphoto5692902 Short Story Marong If Grandmother were a horse she might have nuzzled Marong’s nose. Whinnied a few times before she left. © canstockphoto5094806 Short Story La Rangku - Drachenflug “I’m a girl. I’m not allowed to play with kites,” you say, suddenly shattering the darkness of the night. © Colourbox.de Voices from Indonesia The launch of this on-line anthology aims to give an insight into the rich world of stories from the Indonesian Archipelago, taking the reader to different islands, ethnic groups, languages and religions Further articles on Literature Libraries Grafik (detail): © Goethe-Institut Onleihe: German Digital Library The Onleihe is Goethe-Institut’s digital library. More than 35,000 German language eBooks, audio books, movies, materials for German language learners, magazines and newspapers are available for downloading from the Onleihe. You can use the Onleihe media on your PC, laptop and mobile devices (Android and iOS). Free of charge. Free of advertisements. Anytime and anywhere. © Ridwan Almuddin Mobile Libraries Mobile Libraries in the Furthest Corners of Indonesia Mobile Libraries are an effort to reach out to more people, specifically to communities in regions with limited access to transportation and information. © raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin Media competence versus manipulation What can libraries do against fake news? Libraries are ill-equipped to fight fake news, critics say. Maybe they were celebrated too soon as bastions against misinformation. But as part of a network they can certainly act against manipulated reports. Photo (detail): © Fachstellen für Öffentliche Bibliotheken NRW via flickr.com, Licenced CC BY-NED 3.0. DE Coworking Spaces Putting Libraries in a New Light Coworking spaces are said to be pioneering new ways of transferring knowledge and collaborative working. To what extent, however, can libraries benefit from this approach?