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Book awards: 100 German must-reads by Deutsche Welle

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TitlesOrder
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann1901
The Confusions of Young Törless by Robert Musil1906
Jakob von Gunten by Robert Walser1909
The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge by Rainer Maria Rilke1910
Mein Herz by Else Lasker-Schüler1912
Rheinsberg: A Storybook for Lovers by Kurt Tucholsky1912
Man of Straw by Heinrich Mann1918
Demian by Hermann Hesse1919
Storm of Steel by Ernst Jünger1920
The Trial by Franz Kafka1925
All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque1929
Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin1929
Grand Hotel by Vicki Baum1929
Job: The Story of a Simple Man by Joseph Roth1930
Fabian: The Story of a Moralist by Erich Kästner1931
The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun1932
Blood Brothers by Ernst Haffner1932
The Oppermanns by Lion Feuchtwanger1933
Threepenny Novel by Bertolt Brecht1934
Auto-da-Fé by Elias Canetti1935
Mephisto by Klaus Mann1936
Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig1939
The Seventh Cross by Anna Seghers1942
The Vienna Melody by Ernst Lothar1946
Every Man Dies Alone by Hans Fallada1947
Herod's Children by Ilse Aichinger1948
Death in Rome by Wolfgang Koeppen1954
The Demons by Heimito von Doderer1956
Payback by Gert Ledig1956
Homo Faber by Max Frisch1957
The Tin Drum by Günter Grass1959
A Woman in Berlin: Eight Weeks in the Conquered City: A Diary by Marta Hillers1959
Divided Heaven by Christa Wolf1963
The Wall by Marlen Haushofer1963
Jacob the Liar by Jurek Becker1969
Malina by Ingeborg Bachmann1971
Short Letter, Long Farewell by Peter Handke1972
The New Sorrows of Young W by Ulrich Plenzdorf1973
The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll1974
The Nazi and the Barber by Edgar Hilsenrath1977
Runaway Horse by Martin Walser1978
Memoirs of an Anti-Semite by Gregor von Rezzori1979
The Wall Jumper by Peter Schneider1982
Anniversaries: From a Year in the Life of Gesine Cresspahl by Uwe Johnson1970-1983
The Discovery of Slowness by Sten Nadolny1983
Insane by Rainald Goetz1983
The Piano Teacher by Elfriede Jelinek1983
Rohstoff by Jörg Fauser1984
Woodcutters by Thomas Bernhard1984
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Süskind1985
The Film Explainer by Gert Hofmann1990
The Mussel Feast by Birgit Vanderbeke1990
Brother of Sleep by Robert Schneider1992
Life is a Caravanserai: Has Two Doors I Came in One I Went Out the Other by Emine Sevgi Ozdamar1992
You are not like other mothers by Angelika Schrobsdorff1992
'I' by Wolfgang Hilbig1993
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink1995
Animal Triste by Monika Maron1996
Midsummer Night by Uwe Timm1996
Agnes by Peter Stamm1998
Lost by Hans-Ulrich Treichel1998
The Shadow-Boxing Woman by Inka Parei1999
The Tortoises by Veza Canetti1999
The Architects by Stefan Heym2000
Mrs. Sartoris by Elke Schmitter2000
The Swimmer by Zsuzsa Bánk2000
Austerlitz by W. G. Sebald2001
Berlin Blues by Sven Regener2001
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke2003
Day In Day Out by Terézia Mora2004
Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier2004
The Swarm by Frank Schätzing2004
Young Light by Ralf Rothmann2004
Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann2005
The Collector of Worlds by Ilija Trojanow2006
How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone by Saša Stanišić2006
Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher2007
The Blindness of the Heart by Julia Franck2007
Broken Glass Park by Alina Bronsky2008
A Minute's Silence by Siegfried Lenz2008
The Tower: Tales from a Lost Country by Uwe Tellkamp2008
Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck2008
Apostoloff by Sibylle Lewitscharoff2009
An Exclusive Love: A Memoir by Johanna Adorján2009
The Hunger Angel by Herta Müller2009
The Method by Juli Zeh2009
Summer Resort by Esther Kinsky2009
Why We Took the Car by Wolfgang Herrndorf2010
The Giraffe's Neck by Judith Schalansky2011
In Times of Fading Light by Eugen Ruge2011
All Russians Love Birch Trees by Olga Grjasnowa2012
Atlas of an Anxious Man by Christoph Ransmayr2012
Bricks and Mortar by Clemens Meyer2013
Kruso by Lutz Seiler2014
Maybe Esther by Katja Petrowskaja2014
Memoirs of a Polar Bear by Yoko Tawada2014
A Whole Life by Robert Seethaler2014
This House Is Mine by Dörte Hansen2015
The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells2016
Hooligan by Philipp Winkler2016

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