Someone asked on Twitter about tips for contemporary German fiction. I don't know what they want them for but it's hard to put book recommendations into 140 characters. So here's a short and speedy list of books I've loved recently:
Saša Stanišić: Vor dem Fest
Lots of tiny stories in one place
Daniela Dröscher: Pola
1930s movie star, fictionalized
Deniz Utlu: Die Ungehaltenen
Angry young man goes to Turkey
Annett Gröschner: Walpurgistag
So many great characters!
Navid Kermani: Große Liebe
1980s schoolkids meet medieval Persian poetry
Also, I wrote something for New Books in German about the two books I'd most like to translate, for their "translation wishlist" feature.