Six Great Contemporary Writers Working in German

The Best New Writing at this Weekend's Festival Neue Literatur

February 24, 2016  By Literary Hub

This weekend, the Neue Festival Literatur is offering a crash course in the best of contemporary German literature, with panels and readings from some of the most notable writers currently working in German. This year’s festival theme is “Seriously Funny.”

vea kaiserFrom Vea Kaiser’s Oompah Pop, translated by Edna McCown.

xaver bayerFrom Xaver Bayer’s Mealtranslated by Daniel Bowles.

Sibylle BergFrom Sibylle Berg’s Der Tag, als meine Frau einen Mann fand, translated by Sophie Duvernoy.

iris hanikaFrom Iris Hanika’s How the Trash Gets Sorted, translated by David Dollenmayer.

pedro lenzFrom Pedro Lenz’s Naw Much of a Talker, translated by Donal McLaughlin.

Christopher KloebleFrom Christopher Kloeble’s Almost Everything Very Fast, translated by Aaron Kerner.

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Oompah Pop, or How Science Made Its Way to the Mountains, by Vea Kaiser Vea Kaiser will be appearing as a featured writer at the Festival Neue Literatur. The following excerpt is translated by Edna McCown.   Blasmusikpop...