Current Writing in German

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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.

2017 New German Biographies in Translation

Goethe: Life as a Work of Art © W.W. Norton

Goethe:
Life as a Work of Art


By Rüdiger Safranski
Translated by David Dollenmayer
W.W. Norton, 2017
Original title: Goethe: Kunstwerk des Lebens

Habermas: A Biography © Polity

Habermas:
A Biography


By Stefan Müller-Doohm
Translated by Daniel Steuer
Polity, 2016
Original title: Jürgen Habermas: Eine Biographie

Kafka: The Early Years © Princeton University Press

Kafka:
The Early Years


By Reiner Stach
Translated by Shelley Frisch
Princeton University Press, 2016
Origina title: Kafka: Die frühen Jahre

Days of Twilight, Nights of Frenzy © University of Chicago

Days of Twilight, Nights of Frenzy


By Werner Schroeter with Claudia Lenssen
Translated by Anthea Bell
University of Chicago, 2017
Original title: Tage im Dämmer, Nächte im Rausch