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Literature Parade 2024

Twenty-five authors and numerous events: the diversity of German-speaking literature at the international book fair in Turin

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Writing Away from Home

Many cities and towns boast residency programmes for Authors. One thing they all have in common is that they enable writers to enjoy a period of financial independence.

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Books That Travel 2024

Promoting literary translation is a celebration of cultural diversity and an investment in fostering understanding and empathy across borders.

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Bijan Moini in conversation

Lawyer, political scientist and civil rights activist Bijan Moini about his impressions of Taipei International Book Exhibition 2024, AI, freedom and foreign cultural work.

The Beauty of Difference Aufmacher
The Beauty of Difference

We don’t see things the way they are – we see them the way we are, says the Talmud, one of Judaism’s most important texts. But which way is that? Which stories are told about Germany and its people, and who is missing from them?

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Juergen Boos in Conversation with Jonathan Beck

Juergen Boos, director of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, has arranged to meet with the seventh-generation publisher Jonathan Beck.

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And When I Heard the German Language

A Column by Katerina Poladjan
Much has already been said about Germany, and much of it certainly needed to be said. But who or what is Germany?

Kyiv Maidan Nezalezhnosti

With the fall of the Berlin Wall, some people believed we had reached the end of history. But hope of a peace dividend was to prove vain.

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The German Children’s and Young Adult Book Market in 2023

Children’s and Young Adult books play a central role in the German market – these days, from the moment a new bookshop opens its doors you can be sure that one of the areas it will specialise in is literature for young people. Where other market segments have seen declining sales for several years now, sales of children’s books have increased.

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