Residenz Verlag’s ‘Life with Insight’ (‘Leben auf Sicht’) series features non-fiction titles that explore innovative ways of dealing with the greatest global challenges – from climate change to the migration crisis. Written with verve and insight and aimed at a general audience, here we review the latest in the series, a study of ‘green Islam’.
'In literature, everything can be said; literature isn’t about taking a stand or imposing your opinion upon the reader. It’s about telling a story and using that story – if it’s told well – to have an impact on the reader, to inspire and galvanise them.’ Lina Muzur, editor of a startling new volume of short stories by female authors, talks to NBG.
If you want to know how important literary blogs have become for the German publishing sector, just look at this year’s German Book Prize: for the first time, there is a blogger among the seven jury members. The presence of Uwe Kalkowski, who made a name for himself with his ‘Kaffeehaussitzer’ site, is just one of many signs that bloggers are now established forces within German publishing.