51-year-old poet Lutz Seiler has won the prestigious 2014 German Book Prize for his first novel, Kruso, which plays off the story of Robinson Crusoe.
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Reintje Gianotten of the Dutch Foundation for Literature discusses the symbiotic relationship between German and Dutch publishing and its long history.
Literary agent Barbara J. Zitwer reflects on the pivotal role the Frankfurt Book Fair has played in her life and career.
Frankfurt Book Fair StoryDrive speaker and Swedish provocateur, Alexander Bard, argues that the internet is engendering a new collective spirituality.
Marleen Seegers of the 2 Seas Agency advises foreign rights agents attending Frankfurt to be prepared, stay late, try new things and, yes, don’t drink alcohol.
Claudia Wittman, literary agent and founder of the Wittman Agency in Germany, talks about how her rights business manages the massive changes in the book publishing industry.
Italian writer Claudio Magris (b. 1939) has been awarded the 2014 Prize in Romance Languages by the Guadalajara International Book Fair (FIL).
Dr. Frauke Jung Lindemann, founder of The Berlin Agency, talks about the changing rights business and how she’s found more opportunities in the film market.
Austrian, Swiss and German authors have sent an open letter of protest to Amazon, protesting the use of ‘authors and their books as a bargaining chip to exact deeper discounts.’
Hartmut Faehndrich, one of the most famous translators of Arabic literature into German explains why Arabic literature is ‘undervalued in the German-speaking world.’