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Line Hoven

Line Hoven
Line Hoven | Photo (detail): Line Hoven

The freelance illustrator and comic artist Line Hoven was one of the authors at the Long Night of LiteratureS in New Delhi.

My first impression of India …
the best breakfast in my life (dosa!)

Things in New Delhi (Kochi) that remind me of my home town Hamburg …
I met a very nice Indian look alike of my father. Actually my father’s younger Indian version including two pens sticking out of the pocket of his checked shirt – typical of my dad.

Something that caught my attention in India (and that is rather unusual in Germany) …
stray dogs and black beetle with pink dots.

A memory of India that will stay …
the Indians’ zeal for all things new and the many selfies

Line Hoven, born in 1977, lives and works as a freelance illustrator and comic artist. Her graphic novel Liebe schaut weg (Love looks away) has been translated into a number of languages, won the ICOM Independent award and awarded with the e.o. Plauen Förderpreis (e.o. Plauen sponsorship award). Together with Jochen Schmidt her books Dudenbrooks and Schmythologie got recently published. Her scratchboard works are regularly featured in a number of different magazines and newspapers like Strapazin, Le Monde diplomatique and in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. In 2017 Line Hoven will hold the Max Kade Distiguished Visiting Professorship at Dartmouth College, U.S.A.