Nora Bossong in »Herabout« draws vivid portraits for a bizarre intimate play, which is resolved sparingly, but generates a strong pull towards the reader. Bossong writes in a laconic tone that is – in a unique and fortunate way – unlike the suspense it creates.
Nora Bossong was born in 1982 in Bremen and now lives in Berlin. She has been awarded several prizes and scholarships. An extract from »Hereabout« has been awarded the Leipzig Literary Scholarship and a Scholarship of the Jürgen-Ponto-Foundation. »Herabout« has been her first novel published by FVA, followed by »Weber's Record«.
Ernst-Wilhelm Händler portrays the narcissistic struggle for power of three writers: two men and a woman. He discusses the ethics of being a writer and the relationship between fictional and virtual identity.
Ernst-Wilhelm Händler was born in 1953, and lives in Regensburg and Munich.
Claire Beyers novel »Remis« / »Drawn Game« narrates with breathless excitement the story of two couples, whose paths of life are bound up inseparably at one fell swoop. Suspense and reflection, poetic charm and harsh reality balance each other and repeatedly take the reader by surprise.
Claire Beyer was born in 1947 and lives in Markgröningen near Ludwigsburg. She has written a musical about Camille Claudel and published numerous novels and short stories including, »Rauken«, »Rosenhain«, »Rohlinge« and »Refugium«.
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Two women of different ages with two different pasts: an elderly survivor of the Holocaust and a young Jewish woman who for the fi rst time is confronted by the personal account of her family’s story.
Minka Pradelski, daughter of Holocaust survivors, a sociologist and documentary writer, has written a touching, humorous novel; a charming read about an almost forgotten time and about the drift between generations: the generation which survived the Holocaust and the generation of their children, who know little about that time and even less about the peaceful time »before«.
»And Along Came Mrs. Kugelmann« is the first novel by sociologist and documentary writer Minka Pradelski. She has been working for a project on the consequences of the massive trauma experienced by survivors of the Nazi regime. She has also been working as an honorary member for the Steven Spielberg Shoa Foundation and for several other social commissions of the Jewish community in Frankfurt where she lives. She has published several articles about Jewish life in the ghetto of Theresienstadt and of life in Germany after 1945.
Claire Beyer's second book consists of six mysterious, beautiful, finely worked, subtle and deep love stories about our five senses. They deal with the way in which our feelings are blind towards those we love. Five of the stories are dedicated to one of the human senses, and the sixth deals with thought, gathering up the essence of the first five stories and all our senses into thought.
Claire Beyer was born in 1947 and lives in Markgröningen near Ludwigsburg. She has written a musical about Camille Claudel and published numerous novels and short stories including, »Rauken«, »Remis«, »Rohlinge« and »Refugium«.