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Twelve Winning Authors 2017: European Union Prize for Literature

Posted by West Camel | | filed under: ,

As I work my way through an anthology – any anthology really – I almost always find myself struck less by the individual stories I’m reading and more by the overall picture that is painted; the set ...

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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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European Literature Days 2017 | Day 3

Posted by Rasha Khayat | | filed under: ,

After an eventful first day with plenty of topics to discuss, Saturday in Spitz happily continued at a gentler and more relaxed pace. Yet the programme was no less engaging.

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European Literature Days 2017 | Day 2

Posted by Rasha Khayat | | filed under: ,

The first day’s programme here in Spitz was packed full to bursting. That doesn’t make the task of this chronicle writer any easier to give a retrospective account of the high-calibre panel ...

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European Literature Days 2017 | Opening event

Posted by Rasha Khayat |

A spectre is haunting Europe – a spectre of “fear”. This is the headline theme for this year’s European Literature Days that were opened on Thursday evening at the Minoritenkirche in Krems.

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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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WRITER IN EXILE

Posted by Saša Ilić |

“Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K., he knew he had done nothing wrong but, one morning, he was arrested.” This sentence by Franz Kafka could open any story on literature and exile, ...

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