Austria


    In the last few years, it has become commonplace in the German-speaking feuilletons that Austrian literature has turned toward a smooth narrative surface and away from plumbing the depths of literary experimentation, never very popular with audiences.

    In light of Arno Geiger’s award-winning novel Es geht uns gut (We Are Doing Fine), for which he won the first German Book Award in 2005, and the bestseller successes of Daniel Glattauer, Thomas Glavinic, and especially Daniel Kehlmann, who sold more than a million copies of his book Die Vermessung der Welt (Measuring the World, 2006) soon after its publication, the grain of truth in this assertion seems vouchsafed.More ...