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German author Jenny Erpenbeck wins International Booker Prize for tale of tangled love affair

May. 21, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — German author Jenny Erpenbeck and translator Michael Hofmann won the International Booker Prize for fiction Tuesday for “Kairos,” the story of a tangled love affair during the final years of East Germany’s existence. Erpenbeck said she hoped the book would help...

Memoirs of former German leader Angela Merkel, titled 'Freedom,' will be published in November

May. 13, 2024 20:46 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The memoirs of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel will be released in November, nearly three years after her 16-year tenure leading one of Europe's biggest powers ended. The roughly 700-page volume, titled “Freiheit” ("Freedom"), will be published on Nov. 26,...

Today in History: April 12, Civil War begins with gunfire at Fort Sumter

Apr. 12, 2024 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2024. There are 263 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On April 12, 1861, the U.S. Civil War began as Confederate forces opened fire on Fort Sumter in South Carolina. ...

Novels from Asia, Europe and South America vie for International Booker Prize

Apr. 09, 2024 10:49 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Novels that depict people struggling with the forces of nature, history or economics in settings from rural Argentina to Communist East Germany are among six finalists announced Tuesday for the International Booker Prize for translated fiction. The shortlist for the...