German Buch News: Bertelsmann Founder Mohn Dies; Roth Wins Die Welt Lit Prize

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary Reinhard Mohn, the post-war founder of German media giant Bertelsmann, has died at the age of 88 (as reported in a press release from the company and covered in BuchReport).┬áMohn was born in G├╝tersloh in 1921, the fifth generation of the Bertelsmann/Mohn business family, and took over the reins of his family’s printing and publishing house C. …