Dimitré Dinev

© Marko Lipus
© Marko Lipus
Dimitré Dinev

Readings

Engelszungen

Mersin İl Halk Kütüphanesi
20.01.2010, 14:00

Mersin İçel Sanat Kulübü
22.01.2010, 16:00



Biography

Dimitré Dinev was born in 1968 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria, where he attended a German-language high school. In 1990 he emigrated to Austria and studied Philosophy and Russian in Vienna. His first works began appearing in 1986, in Bulgarian, Russian and German. Since 1992 he has published scripts, translations, plays and prose in German. His novel Engelszungen (2003) was received rapturously by critics and readers alike. Dinev has received numerous accolades, including a grant from the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and the Adelbert von Chamisso Promotional Prize. Dimitré Dinev lives and works in Vienna.

Bibliography
  • Ein Licht über dem Kopf, 2005
  • Engelszungen, 2003

Engelszungen

Engelszungen is an opulent family saga set against the backdrop of Bulgaria’s turbulent history.

Iskren and Svetljo meet for the first time in Vienna’s central cemetery, in front of Comrade Miro’s grave. His final resting place has become a pilgrimage site for anyone hoping for a miracle. Both Iskren and Svetljo are down on their luck and in desperate need of a miracle. Both have ended up in Vienna after fleeing from Bulgaria, and even though they don’t realize it, their fates have been narrowly intertwined since birth.