What’s in a life? How do you capture it? How do you focus on the essential parts? My Alphabet reflects the abundance and diversity of life – its seriousness and its joys, its mundane routines and its deeply meaningful events.
»What this book is about? It is about everything. About what was, what is and what might be. It’s about games, about love, beauty, light – and about death and memories that will turn to dust and be replaced by imagination.« (Stefan Gmünder, Der Standard)
A moving coming-of-age novel about friendship and loss, in which the promise of departure and a new beginning is almost tangible.
»Inferno is a real discovery. An expressive, almost cinematic piece of literature that gives a silhouette of the time between the first pogroms and the end of World War II.« (Paul Jandl, NZZ)
»There are books that take your breath, that fill every single muscle with highest tension, and that take possession of the reader. Ally Kleins debut novel is definitely one of those stirring books.« (Björn Hayer, Spiegel Online)
Here you can read an interview of Andrea Scrima with Ally Klein.
»Bernhard Strobel manages with the cold view of a surgeon to capture even the smallest proliferation in the mesh of a relationship. His novel is an interpersonal psycho-thriller.«
(Ulrich Rüdenauer, Süddeutsche Zeitung)
»A literary concept album with a visual prose-poetry that is accessible and catchy as well as it has the spirit of the teenage rebellion like the best songs of the history of rock music.« (Gerald Lind, literaturhaus.at)
»A rather slim but nonetheless brilliant book … Helwig Brunner’s highly polished language is pure bliss. His little stories, always dedicated to a name, a protagonist or a hero are pearls that even after repeated reading won’t lose any of their irresistible charm.« (Franz Becker, Musenblätter)
No other writer, with the possible exception of Helmut Qualtinger, has captured Austrian mentality – whether of intellectuals or the general populace – more accurately than the Carinthian-born Viennese resident Antonio Fian.
»It is widely known that fun and crudeness go together well in Austria, but Fian has found a particularly modern and contemporary way to couple the two.« (Klaus Kastberger, ex libris Ö1)
In the over 80 dramolettes of You cannot know everything, we once again encounter the multiple facets of Austrian nature, be it good or evil, as well as political and cultural opinion leaders.