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Provided they still exist, will tomorrow’s libraries resemble Apple Stores? / Si elles existent encore, les bibliothèques du futur ressembleront-elles à des Apple Stores?

Posted by Jacques Pezet | | filed under: ,

What are the libraries of tomorrow going to look like? Last month, during a dinner, I debated the question with Michael, an architecture student at Gothenburg University.

Thursday Th 30 30 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Thursday Th 30 30 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Rainald Goetz: Reactions to the Georg Büchner Prize/ Reaktionen auf den Georg-Büchner-Preis

Posted by Rainer Moritz | | filed under: ,

German-speaking countries have no shortage of literature prizes and scholarships. When sales trends for non-mainstream literature are falling, not rising, such awards are an increasingly important ...

Sunday Su 26 26 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Sunday Su 26 26 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

What is Austrian about Austrian literature?/ Was ist österreichisch an der österreichischen Literatur?

Posted by Peter Zimmermann | | filed under: ,

In Austria, an audience attuned to culture gets indignant if Austrian writers are treated as German writers. This happens now and again – I last noticed it in Eva Menasse’s case in an anthology about ...

Sunday Su 26 26 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Sunday Su 26 26 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Anyone who doesn’t feel good should go/ Wer sich nicht wohlfühlt, soll gehen/ من لم يشعر بالراحة في مكانه فليغادر نجم والي

Posted by Najem Wali | | filed under: ,

One of the magnificent quotes from Nobel Prize Laureate Mario Vargas Llosa about writers and exile is, “Anyone who doesn’t feel good, where he is, should go!”

Thursday Th 23 23 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Thursday Th 23 23 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Fahrenheit 451

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

The ‘Perlentaucher’ website recently published a text by Wolfram Schütte “On the Future of Reading”. It was a flamboyant plea for a critical online journal that could be symbolically known as ...

Monday Mo 20 20 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Monday Mo 20 20 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

My experience of migration was prolonged/ Das Auswandern hat sich hingezogen

Posted by Ilma Rakusa | | filed under: ,

My experience of migration was prolonged: from my birthplace Rimavská Sobota, the journey led to Budapest, then to Ljubljana and onwards to the divided city of Trieste and in January 1951 to Zurich.

Monday Mo 13 13 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Monday Mo 13 13 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

Tim Krohn’s Human Emotions/ Tim Krohns menschliche Regungen

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: , ,

In contemporary music the digital revolution has resulted in a heavy decline in profits from CD sales. Musicians must therefore find new incomes sources, for instance, with live appearances. ...

Thursday Th 09 9 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Thursday Th 09 9 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

ELit Dossier April to June/ April bis Juni 2015

Posted by Walter Grond | | filed under: ,

Monday Mo 06 6 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Monday Mo 06 6 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more

From migrant literature to migrant literature/ Von Migrantenliteratur zu Migrantenliteratur

Posted by Lena Gorelik | | filed under: ,

For the first novel that I wrote, they loved me – slightly for the novel and slightly for my story. I was twenty-three. I first arrived in Germany when I was eleven and I couldn’t speak a word of ...

Thursday Th 02 2 July Jul 07 7 15 2015 July Jul 07 7 Thursday Th 02 2 15 2015 12 12 0 00 00 h AM | Read more