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    DAS BUCH 10
    Die Reihe Das Buch fand vom 12. – 15. Mai 2016 zum zehnten Mal auf der Prager Buchmesse Svět knihy statt. In deren Rahmen stellten sich vor: Ralph Dutli, Dagny Gioulami, Klaus Modick, Kathrin Röggla, Jochen Schmidt, Cornelia Travnicek.
      Saša Stanišic in Prag
      Am 24. Februar 2016 hat Saša Stanišic aus seinem Buch „Vor dem Fest“ gelesen und mit seinem Übersetzer Tomas Dimter diskutiert. Die tschechische Übersetzung des Romans erschien im Verlag Labyrint.
        Daniel Kehlmann in Budapest
          Thomas Wellmann in Riga
          Comic-strip artist, animator and illustrator Thomas Wellmann from Münster brought along his new graphic novel Pimo and Rex to his reading in Riga on 14 November 2014. It was followed by his workshop on storytelling for Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian comic artists, which also enthusiastically received.
            Thomas Melle on Reading Tour of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
            The literary public of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius went on a “blind date with the German Book Prize” in autumn 2014. The surprise guest was Thomas Melle, who presented his new novel 3,000 Euros, which shortly before had made it onto the shortlist for the German Book Prize.
              Prague Book Fair “Svět knihy” 2014
              The Goethe-Institut had its own stand at the Prague Book Fair Svět knihy 2014. Several writers read from their works during the book fair: Nellja Veremej from her novel Berlin is in the East, Jan Faktor from his novel Georg’s Concern About the Past, Norbert Gstrein from his novel An Inkling of the Beginning and Christian Kracht from his novel Imperium.
                Reiner Stach Presents Final Part of his Kafka Biography
                On 11 October, Reiner Stach took part in a discussion with German studies scholar and Kafka expert Josef Čermák and writer and translator Tomáš Kafka to present the final volume of his biographical trilogy, Kafka. The Early Years, at the Goethe-Institut in Prague.
                  Michael Kumpfmüller in Budapest
                  Two Kafka experts discuss Michael Kumpfmüller's "The Glory of Life“. To mark the publication of the Hungarian translation, András Forgách spoke to Michael Kumpfmüller at the Goethe-Institut Budapest on 14 October 2014 . The subject was Kumpfmüller's literary work on his much-acclaimed Kafka novel.
                    Ines Geipel in Budapest
                    Ines Geipel, author of the non-fictional book "Generation Wall. A Portrait", took part in a panel discussion to mark the opening of the exhibition "Trans/zit ´89" about eye-witness accounts of the summer of ´89 in Hungary. In her novel "Home Game", too, she dealt with her escape via Hungary in August 1989.
                      Terézia Mora in Budapest
                      Terézia Mora, winner of the German Book Prize 2013, has received little attention in her native Hungary to date, although all her works have been translated into Hungarian. The event held at the Goethe-Institut on 16 September 2014 upon the publication of the Hungarian translation of her novel "Monster“ generated a great deal of interest, however, not only among the audience, but also in the media.
                      Terézia Mora in Budapest