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Sat. 14. Dec.: Daria Wilke »Die Hyazinthenstimme«
Daria Wilke, born 1976 in Moscow to a family of actors, spent her childhood at the puppet theatre her parents worked at. After studying psychology, pedagogy and history she worked as a journalist for various daily papers in Russia. In 2000 she moved to Vienna, where she still lives today and works at university. She has already published a number of award winning children‘s- and young adult‘s novels in Russian language. »Die Hyazinthenstimme« is her first novel written in German, for which she closely researched the history of baroque opera, castrato singers and their fates. The result is a daring novel – daring in its way to let art, life, body and mind clash irreconcilably instead of building one harmonious unity.
Sat. 21. Dec.: Birgit Birnbacher »Der Schrank«**
The author Birgit Birnbacher from Salzburg won this year’s Ingeborg-Bachmann-award in Klagenfurt. At the Winterfest she will be reading her award-winning text »Der Schrank«, which deals with the story of a 36-year-old woman who, even though she studied, lives in a precariat. As a volunteer she takes part in a sociological study about „Lebensverhältnisse und Neue Arbeit“ where she shares information about the degrading way she has been treated under neoliberal conditions and her precarious living- and working conditions. Then suddenly a cupboard appears in her stairwell – from there the story takes an unexpected turn.
Sat. 28. Dec.: Winterfest meets mosaik***
In a special literatur-matinee Katherina Braschl and Martin Peichl will show how artistic Austrian literature can be.
„Peichel’s novel »Wie man Dinge repariert« is a collection of relationships that have stayed way past closing hour, are also way past their third beer and still their hands reach for the bottle-opener.“ – says Katherina Braschl in the magazine „&Radieschen“. Peichl doesn’t only read from this book, but will also give an insight into his other novel »In einer komplizierten Beziehung mit Österreich« which will be published in 2020.
„Katherina Braschl gets straight to the heart of it: to make visible what lies beneath the surface of our lifes together and dangerous confusions in everyday life because of a supposed threat to private security and order.“ – so the jury statement at the Rauriser Förderpreis award 2019. She will be reading from her 2020 debut which will appear in the edition mosaik.
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