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What Germany is reading


Today, The Guardian reveals what is being read in Germany.

The debut novel by the Berlin author Helene Hegemann, who was 18 at the time, had the unusual title of Axolotl Roadkill and made headlines with its depiction of a teenage girl’s drug-addled adventures in Berlin’s club scene. But the author found herself attracting headlines of an entirely unwelcome kind when it was revealed that she had borrowed liberally from other writers, including a blogger who goes by the name Airen.

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Richard Davies

One Response to “What Germany is reading”

  1. A children’s book from the late 1980s just jumped (back) into the German bestseller lists again: “Die Wolke” (The Cloud) by Gudrun Pausewang (http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/die-wolke/author/gudrun-pausewang/).
    Written shortly after the Tschernobyl disaster, the book describes the risks of nuclear power by telling the story of a 14 year old girl, that lost her family through a nuclear catastrophe.

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