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ELit Book Tip: Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Außer sich

Posted by Lena Gorelik | | filed under: ,

I am in love. Firstly, I’m in love with Alia, then with Uncle Cemal and later with Anton; I’m in love with Istanbul anyway, and I’m in love with Sasha Marianna Salzmann’s language – with individual ...

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Fear

Posted by Sergej Lebedew | | filed under: ,

I was born in a country where fearlessness was an unwavering ideological dogma, running like a red thread through every book, film, and newspaper article.

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Elif Shafak

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

This year’s “Austrian Book Trade Honorary Award for Tolerance in Thought and Action” (Ehrenpreis des Österreichischen Buchhandels für Toleranz in Denken und Handeln) will be presented during the ...

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Enard and Karahasan Two Contrasting and Complementary Views

Posted by Beat Mazenauer | | filed under: ,

Mathias Enard and Dževad Karahasan present a sympathetic, albeit contrasting view of the Orient and of Oriental culture. This is one reason why they have been frequent guests at the European ...

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ELit Book Tip: Dóra Elekes, Mother and the Ginns

Posted by Mark Baczoni | | filed under: ,

In this book, the Ginns come out of a bottle and never go back in. Instead, they go into the narrator’s alcoholic mother, taking control of her totally. Dóra Elekes’ book is about that experience ...

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ELit Book Tip: Maryam Madjidi, Marx et la poupée

Posted by Katja Petrovic | | filed under: ,

For a long time, Maryam Madjidi, the Franco-Iranian writer, didn’t know how she should narrate her “Persian stories”. Last autumn, the 37-year-old author turned them into a novel. Marx et la poupée ...

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ELit Book Tip: Lana Lux’s Novel "Kukolka"

Posted by Lena Gorelik | | filed under: ,

When you read enthralling books, there is always this moment when the novel is no longer just a novel. Take for example reading on a train: you look up in amazement to notice that you just missed the ...

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