Seven must-read German books written by women
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Seven must-read German books written by women

Goethe, Schiller, Kafka, and many other famous names in the German literary cannon are men. Yet some of the most influential books written in German, whether contemporary or classic, are written by women.

New book digs up Stasi files on Günter Grass

New book digs up Stasi files on Günter Grass

New novel gives weight to being a Jewish expat in Berlin

New novel gives weight to being a Jewish expat in Berlin

10 summer poems to make you fall in love with the German language

10 summer poems to make you fall in love with the German language

Suicide in art: what Goethe can tell us about Netflix series 13 Reasons Why

Suicide in art: what Goethe can tell us about Netflix series 13 Reasons Why

Transgender teddy, girl pirate: authors tackle gender norms at Frankfurt Book Fair

Transgender teddy, girl pirate: authors tackle gender norms at Frankfurt Book Fair

Star authors en vogue at Frankfurt Book Fair

Star authors en vogue at Frankfurt Book Fair

‘Berlin is no longer a place where you can come and just write a book’

‘Berlin is no longer a place where you can come and just write a book’

Five things not to miss at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Five things not to miss at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Frankfurt fair shakes up book world with art, virtual reality

Frankfurt fair shakes up book world with art, virtual reality

Unser Shakespeare: Germans’ mad obsession with the Bard

Unser Shakespeare: Germans’ mad obsession with the Bard

When Max and Moritz’s ‘gruesome’ story began

When Max and Moritz’s ‘gruesome’ story began

Top German books compete for literary prize

Top German books compete for literary prize

Museum opens world of the Brothers Grimm

Museum opens world of the Brothers Grimm

Winnie the Pooh translator passes away

Winnie the Pooh translator passes away

Nobel-winning author Günter Grass dies

Nobel-winning author Günter Grass dies

Kafka’s Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity

Kafka’s Metamorphosis: 100 years of perplexity

Novelist Siegfried Lenz dies aged 88

Novelist Siegfried Lenz dies aged 88

Amazon ‘should not endanger diversity’

Amazon ‘should not endanger diversity’

Author Stefanie Zweig dies aged 81

Author Stefanie Zweig dies aged 81

Gunter Grass hangs up novelist pen

Gunter Grass hangs up novelist pen

Holocaust survivor and literary legend dies

Holocaust survivor and literary legend dies

Günter Grass: Facebook is ‘crap’

Günter Grass: Facebook is ‘crap’

Book explores gay scenes in ‘The Simpsons’

Book explores gay scenes in ‘The Simpsons’

‘Germany is indifferent to neo-Nazi violence’

‘Germany is indifferent to neo-Nazi violence’

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Chapter One of ‘The Jewish Candidate’

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Prologue to ‘The Jewish Candidate’

‘Berlin-bashing’ book catalogues capital’s flops

‘Berlin-bashing’ book catalogues capital’s flops

Stern’s forged Hitler diaries to go public

Stern’s forged Hitler diaries to go public

Beloved children’s author Otfried Preußler dies

Beloved children’s author Otfried Preußler dies

Eradicating racism from German children’s books

Eradicating racism from German children’s books

Germans gay about sexy Shakespeare sonnets

Germans gay about sexy Shakespeare sonnets

Grass calls Israel nuke whistle-blower a hero

Grass calls Israel nuke whistle-blower a hero

Book describes Germany without foreigners

Book describes Germany without foreigners

‘Take Me To Your Umlauts!’ in English

‘Take Me To Your Umlauts!’ in English

Grass hits back at anti-Semitism charge

Grass hits back at anti-Semitism charge

‘Right motive but wrong tone’ Grass splits critics

‘Right motive but wrong tone’ Grass splits critics

Günter Grass slates Israel in new poem

Günter Grass slates Israel in new poem

The Local’s top ten German novelists

The Local’s top ten German novelists

Kafka’s letters bought by German archive

Kafka’s letters bought by German archive

Flip book publisher joins the digital age

Flip book publisher joins the digital age

Leipzig Book Fair eyes record attendance rate

Leipzig Book Fair eyes record attendance rate

Dissident Chinese author says persistence beat travel ban

Dissident Chinese author says persistence beat travel ban

‘The Neverending Story’ tops list of world’s favourite German books

‘The Neverending Story’ tops list of world’s favourite German books

Bavaria offers access to rare books with mobile application

Bavaria offers access to rare books with mobile application

Feisty ‘literature pope’ Reich-Ranicki turns 90

Feisty ‘literature pope’ Reich-Ranicki turns 90

John E. Woods: Bringing German literature to the world

John E. Woods: Bringing German literature to the world

German scholar rankles Swiss with questions over Heidi’s origins

German scholar rankles Swiss with questions over Heidi’s origins

The worst of times for literary translators in Germany?

The worst of times for literary translators in Germany?

Young literary star Hegemann counters plagiarism claim

Young literary star Hegemann counters plagiarism claim

Anne Frank’s helper Miep Gies dies

Anne Frank’s helper Miep Gies dies

Nobel author Müller wants probe into those who spied on her

Nobel author Müller wants probe into those who spied on her

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Herta Müller: A German conscience for Ceauşescu’s Romania

Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize for literature

Herta Müller wins Nobel Prize for literature

Copy of original ‘Schindler’s list’ found in Australian library

Copy of original ‘Schindler’s list’ found in Australian library

Three East German authors named for National Prize

Three East German authors named for National Prize

Reich-Ranicki ruckus co-opted by advertising industry

Reich-Ranicki ruckus co-opted by advertising industry

Women Turkish writers stand proud in Frankfurt

Women Turkish writers stand proud in Frankfurt

Electronic books a hit at Frankfurt Book Fair

Electronic books a hit at Frankfurt Book Fair

Berlin gets bookish

Berlin gets bookish

Book warns German children watch porn at 8 and have sex at 12

Book warns German children watch porn at 8 and have sex at 12

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Merkel mourns Solzhenitsyn’s death

Nick Hornby prefers reading to Germans

Nick Hornby prefers reading to Germans

Germany’s top literature prize goes to Josef Winkler

Germany’s top literature prize goes to Josef Winkler