Michael Krüger: Memories of my time as a bookseller at Harrods

AWhen I went to London in the early 1960s to work as a bookseller in the International Book Department of Harrods Department Store in Knightsbridge, … Read more

Dictionary under review: How the Duden is secretly gendered

LAccording to Duden-Online, a tenant is no longer “someone who has rented something”, but a “male person who has rented something”. All 12,000 personal and … Read more

Monika Maron: “That is obviously enough to be considered new law or even racist”

WORLD: Do you know why the publisher turned away after so many years? Maron: I can only guess. Of course I know that not all … Read more

Petra Hardt on German poets and thinkers on the world market

Mith the Frankfurt Book Fair, the physical marketplace for worldwide author rights will also be canceled this year. Petra Hardt, born in 1954, knows what … Read more

75 years of Aufbau-Verlag: “We can’t expect our people to do that yet”

IIsn’t it strange that none of the GDR publishers, who were able to travel and had foreign exchange, ever stayed in the West? Was the … Read more

Suhrkamp turns 70: When Siegfried Unseld was ashamed of Peter Handke

IIn Paris he met Samuel Beckett, the “only Nobel Prize for Literature who used the metro as a means of transport” – and this meeting … Read more