With new books by Kat Minchik, Zadi Smith, Nora Bosong – and winners in the Bachmann competition
On Sunday, June 20, the annual Bachmann reading competition ends: we summarize this year’s year in Klagenfurt and present the winners.
With the wonderful artist Kat Minchik we go to the Caucasus – and to her flower garden in Brandenburg.
The British Zadi Smith again appears as a brilliant political narrator in the volume of short stories “Grand Union”, and many clever political and literary texts were published by Nora Bosong: “Tomorrow too”.
We also mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of the legendary SDR poet and editor Helmut Heisenbüttel, and present Hans-Ulrich Traichel’s new novel: “More Beautiful Than Ever.”
Bachmann competition in Klagenfurt
Final comment by Carsten Otti
Behind Smith – Grand Union
Translated from English by Tanya Handels
Verlag Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 272 pages, 22 euros
Review by Anja Brokert
Helmut Heisenbüttel. 100th anniversary
Conversation with Michael Lesick
Cat Menchik – Cross Wild Caucasus
Galiani Verlag Berlin, 128 pages, 22 €
Reported in original sounds by Carsten Huck
Hans-Ulrich Tritchel – better than ever
Suhrkamp Verlag, 175 pages, 22 €
Review of Carsten Otte
Nora Bosung – Tomorrow too. political texts
Suhrkamp edition, 194 pages, 16 €
Lucas Meyer-Blankenburg Review
Trio Tingvall – Skagerrak
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