Current Writing in German
What's new in the German literary scene? Here we'll keep you informed about current events, authors to discover, new publications and translations into English.
The German Academy for Language and Literature awarded Jan Wagner the 2017 Georg Büchner Prize. The academy stated in their decision that Wagner’s “poems combine a playful pleasure in language with a masterful control of form, musical sensuality and intellectual conciseness.” The prize carries a €50,000 award.
The 2017 Leipzig Book Fair Prize for Fiction went to Natascha Wodin. Her Prize-Winning Book Sie kam aus Mariupol [She Came From Mariupol] is an exceptional book that details a forensic search for the truth.