Win a Copy of Happy Birthday, Turk!

In What's the Buzz by Helen Gregg

Jakob Arjouni’s HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TURK! is a hard-boiled crime story set in Frankfurt’s red light district. It is also the March Book of the Month pick from the German Book Office. Want to win a free copy? Send your name and mailing address to gregg (at) newyork.gbo.org. (Contest open to residents of the continental US only, while supplies last.) From …

Literary Life on the Internet: Germany’s Best Book Sites

In German Buch News by Guest Contributor

This article originally appeared in Über:blick — German Book Industry Insight, a publication produced by the Frankfurt Book Fair. DOWNLOAD: the complete Über:blick issue (PDF). By Thomas Palzer The success and acceptance of social websites, platforms and online forums is not determined solely by the financial power of the people who run them. What counts are innovative concepts that manage …

The Best of Young German-language Lit

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Looking for a primer on the best in contemporary German-language lit? Look no further than this piece written by Ina Hartwig for Die Zeit — and translated into English. The authors discussed include Lutz Seiler, Ulrich Peltzer, David Wagner, Clemens Meyer, Marlene Streeruwitz, and others. Hartwig begins: How often has contemporary German-language literature been accused of lacking urgency? The …