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Review of the European Literature Days 2018

From the opening of the European Literature Days 2018 with Robert Menasse and Richard David Precht to the final matinee with Ilija Trojanow...

Dec 05, 2018 09:35 | Read more

European Literature Days 2018 | Day 4

Accompanied by wonderful music from the “Contraston” trio, a chamber music ensemble from Budapest, whose creative repertoire includes both Baroque and Jazz, the European Literature Days 2018 draw to ...

Nov 25, 2018 08:00 | Read more

European Literature Days 2018 | Day 3

It is Saturday afternoon and there is plenty of lively activity again at Schloss Spitz after the initial effects have been overcome of a long night drinking wine by some more than others. Yesterday, ...

Nov 25, 2018 12:00 | Read more

European Literature Days Day 02 – Back to school

I was given full poetic licence for the presentation of this blog. Because – at least here in Spitz an der Donau, and in Krems and far beyond on all the small plots...

Nov 24, 2018 01:55 | Read more

European Literature Days 2018 | Day 1

It is seven o’clock in the evening and the opening of the European Literature Days 2018 is imminent. We – that means almost 40 writers, filmmakers, editors, several creative artists and journalists...

Nov 23, 2018 04:25 | Read more

Only the Narrative is True 2

In It's All True by Carmen Stephan the endless summer only lasts a moment. If only he hadn’t died … But Jacaré, the fisherman from north-eastern Brazil, disappears right at the beginning into the ...

Nov 14, 2018 10:25 | Read more

Only the Narrative is True 1

Fairy tales generally promise a ‘happy ever after’ ending, almost an ‘endless summer’. This is exactly what the title of Madame Nielsen’s novel hints at. However, as with all fairy tales the same ...

Nov 07, 2018 11:40 | Read more

ELit Book-Tip: Alice Zeniter: “L’art de perdre – The Art of Losing”

“You lose what is not communicated; it’s as simple as that”, according to Alice Zeniter’s fifth novel L’art de perdre – The Art of Losing. However, the 31-year-old writer didn’t wish to make it quite ...

Oct 31, 2018 08:48 | Read more

Family Affairs

Families fuel literary inspiration like no other subject. Which youngster hasn’t come into conflict with parent’s values and expectations? Which couple has lived happily ever after without arguments? ...

Oct 24, 2018 04:25 | Read more

Family Affairs 2: Ilinca Florian

Families fuel literary inspiration like no other subject. Which youngster hasn’t come into conflict with parent’s values and expectations? Which couple has lived happily ever after without arguments? ...

Oct 18, 2018 09:52 | Read more
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