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.
In our autumn issue we celebrated the winners of ‘Trends in Translation’, a masterclass for students of German and French. Adam Hill, then studying German at Cambridge University, won the German competition and was awarded a visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2017.
/ Felicitas von Lovenberg, Doris Janhsen, Juergen Boos
Book Fair director Juergen Boos interviews two leading figures in publishing about their new roles. Last year Felicitas von Lovenberg moved from literary criticism to publishing, becoming head of the renowned Piper Verlag. Doris Janhsen has switched categories rather than careers, moving from children’s publisher Oetinger to the helm of Droemer Knaur, one of Germany’s most successful commercial publishing houses.