Gwendoline Choi interviews Dr Andrea Capovilla, Director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre. The Centre provides an interdisciplinary forum for scholarship and debate on Austrian literature and culture with generous support from the Austrian Cultural Forum.
From Elfriede Jelinek to Ingeborg Bachmann, Marianne Fritz to Friederike Mayröcker, the Austrian literary canon includes many celebrated women writers. Known for their often postmodern, subversive approaches – to both style and substance – they have helped secure this Alpine nation an impact on German-language literature that its size might belie.
Eleanor Updegraff interviews award- winning Austrian author Norbert Gstrein. In this wide-ranging interview, they discuss morality in narrators, writing from a sense of being an outsider, and which authors have had the greatest influence on his work.
Sarah Hemens interviews Austrian author Tanja Paar about publishing her book, The Trembling World, during a pandemic, about the current and historical events that inspired it, and about why English language readers will enjoy the book.
Until the publication of her acclaimed debut novel this year, Austrian author Mareike Fallwickl was known primarily for her book blog. Here, fellow blogger Tilman Winterling explores what happens when a blogger who ‘delights in hatchet jobs’ turns to print.
Daniel Kehlmann is one of the most successful authors writing in German today, with his debut ‘Measuring the World’ an international bestseller. And humour is central to his writing. He talks to NBG about irony, cliché and the international media’s shock at encountering a funny German novel.