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Blood Brothers

Ernst Haffner
A brutal novel about life in Berlin Mitte in times of the world economic crisis. It describes the everyday life of a youth gang in the climate of poverty and fear.

Der traurige Gast

Matthias Nawrat|German edition
The portrait of Berlin initially irritates by the banality of the everyday stories. The episodes become more and more fascinating as the individual fates and historical events meet, and the first-person narrator almost disappears behind the lucid picture of the present.
The narrator’ s precarious feeling of home and security is shaken by the attack on the Christmas market on Breitscheidplatz. read more


European Prize for Literature

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