How We Read On changing reading habits

Digitalisation is changing the way we read. Research has shown that we read digital texts more superficially, while printed texts encourage deeper and more concentrated reading. At present, however, the book market is shrinking. Can we already speak of a reading crisis? How can the advantages of reading on screen be productively reconciled with those of reading on paper? And how does literature react to changes in our reading habits?

The German Academy for Language and Literature is looking into these questions with authors, reading researchers, publishers and literature disseminators.

The Academy prizes will be presented on 2 November during the Autumn Conference:

Georg Büchner Prize to Lukas Bärfuss Sigmund Freud Prize to Thomas Macho Johann Heinrich Merck Prize to Daniela Strigl

You can find more details about the events in the programme under “Downloads” (top right).