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.
The Bureau of Past Management, a novel that shows how Nazi-era crimes resonate to this day, is published by V&Q Books. 'A bold and absorbing novel (…) translated sensitively by Abigail Wender' says the Irish Times.
Angela Hirons, who copyedited the translation, interviewed its translator, Abigail Wender, for New Books in German.
Over the last 25-years of New Books in German, we have worked with many interns. In this article, Sarah Buckmaster catches up with seven individuals who have experienced the NBG internship to find out what they're doing now, and how they look back on their time with New Books in German.