Contemporary German Writers and Filmmakers

Contemporary German Writers and Filmmakers aims to reflect the continuing and dynamic developments in German culture since the reunification of Germany in 1990. The fall of communism, the forging of the new Berlin Republic and increasing ethnic diversity have coincided with growing international acclaim for writers of German (such as Nobel Laureates Günter Grass, Elfriede Jelinek and Herta Müller) and renewed interest in German cinema (such as the award-winning film Das Leben der Anderen / The Lives of Others).
Each volume is devoted to the work of a contemporary German-speaking novelist, poet, playwright or filmmaker, containing an interview with its subject and, in the case of writers, an original piece of previously unpublished writing presented in parallel English translation. The other chapters on key aspects of the emerging oeuvre and its international significance are by scholars in the field. As the volumes are intended for readers with little or no knowledge of German, all quotations are translated into English. The volumes are designed as a resource for specialists and students alike and to stimulate debate within and beyond the academy.
Proposals for new volumes on significant contemporary practitioners in the literary and cinematic fields are welcomed. The language of the series is English.


  • Title: Barbara Honigmann

    Barbara Honigmann

    Volume 6
    by Robert Gillett (Volume editor) Godela Weiss-Sussex (Volume editor) 2023
    ©2023 Edited Collection 254 Pages
  • Title: Abbas Khider

    Abbas Khider

    Volume 5
    by David N. Coury (Volume editor) Karolin Machtans (Volume editor) 2021
    ©2021 Edited Collection 228 Pages
  • Title: Andreas Dresen

    Andreas Dresen

    Volume 4
    by Julian Preece (Volume editor) Nick Hodgin (Volume editor) 2017
    Monographs 260 Pages
  • Title: Navid Kermani

    Navid Kermani

    Volume 3
    by Helga Druxes (Volume editor) Karolin Machtans (Volume editor) Alexandar Mihailovic (Volume editor) 2016
    ©2016 Edited Collection 221 Pages
  • Title: Ilija Trojanow

    Ilija Trojanow

    Volume 2
    by Julian Preece (Volume editor) 2012
    ©2013 Edited Collection 214 Pages
  • Title: Feridun Zaimoglu

    Feridun Zaimoglu

    Volume 1
    by Tom Cheesman (Volume editor) Karin E. Yeşilada (Volume editor) 2012
    ©2013 Edited Collection 273 Pages