Literary Events: Sept. 2011

Upcoming Literary Events

KARIM EL-GAWHARY’S TAGEBUCH DER ARABISCHEN REVOLUTION

Head of the ORF’s (Austrian Broadcasting Company) foreign bureau in the Middle East, Karim El-Gawhary reported live from the heart of the revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya. In this personal document of contemporary history, he takes us on a journey from the outset of the Tunisian revolution, to the protests at Tahrir Square, and the battle of the Libyan rebels. Reading in German.

Sep. 8, 19:00
Thalia Buchhandlung
6., Mariahilferstraße 99, 01 595 45 50
www.thalia.at

 

STADTLESEN
READING IN THE CITY

On Sept. 15 – 18, the main court of the Museumsquartier will be turned into a giant open-air living room, with beanbag chairs and freely accessible bookshelves. Bookworms can choose from 3,000 books of all genres and many languages.

The event is part of the initiative StadtLesen, which tours through European cities and seeks to sparks the interest for reading.

Sep. 15-18, 09-22:00
Museumsquartier, Haupthof
7., Museumsplatz 1, 01 523 58 81
www.mqw.at

 

JOÃO UBALDO RIBEIRO UM BRASILEIRO EM BERLIN
(A BRASILIAN IN BERLIN)

Spending a year in Berlin in 1990, the Brazilian journalist and author wittily portrayed the Germans and the radical changes brought about by the fall of the Wall in the new, reunited German capital. Commissioned by the daily Frankfurter Rundschau to write a column, Um Brasileiro em Berlin, is a compilation of selected commentaries thereof. Reading in Portuguese and German.

Sep. 16, 19:00
Hauptbücherei, 01 400 08 45 00
7., Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a
http://www.buechereien.wien.at

 

DAVID SAFIER’S HAPPY FAMILY 

After the bestsellers Schlechtes Karma, Jesus Liebt Mich and Plötzlich Shakespeare, the German screenwriter and author wittily discusses yet another subject of life in a fictitious yet close to home story. In his latest novel, Safier’s biting wit explores the everyday madness of family life. Why is it that teenagers smoke weed during puberty, when it really should be their parents, is one question raised by the perplexed mother  in the story. Reading in German.

Sep. 17, 19:00
Museumsquartier, Haupthof
7., Museumsplatz 1, 01 523 58 81
www.mqw.at

 

MARY HIGGINS CLARK READS
I’LL WALK ALONE

Struggling to bring the normalcy back into her life after her son has been kidnapped from a stroller in Central Park, an interior designer learns that someone has stolen her identity. Photos surface, suggesting that she herself has kidnapped the boy. Convinced he is still alive, she sets out to find the person responsible. By the bestselling author Mary Higgins Clark, who will give a reading in Vienna for the first time in the Kriminacht (Crime Novel Night). Readings in English and German. Reservation required.

Sep. 20, 19:30
Cafe Schwarzenberg
1., Kärnter Ring 17, 01 512 89 98
www.kriminacht.at

 

SIMON BECKETT
READING FROM THE GRAVE

Three girls disappear. Their murderer confesses but keeps it secret where he buried them. When he breaks out of prison eight years later, Dr. David Hunter, who had been appointed to the case, is haunted by the past. By the British author and journalist, Simon Beckett. Readings are part of the Kriminacht (crime novel night) and held in English and German.

Sep. 20, 20:00
Fernwärme Wien,
9., Spittelauer Lände 45, 01 313 26 0
www.kriminacht.at
No reservations possible

 

TONY O’ NEILL
READS FROM SICK CITY

A legendary sex tape. Two desperate dope friends. Three million dollars. Welcome to Sick City! In this thriller, the New York-based author and musician explores the dirty side of Hollywood through the eyes of two junkies. A former drug addict himself, O’ Neill captures the reader with blatant candor, humour and almost disgusting, thick visual descriptions. Read in German and English.

Sep. 20, 20:00
Rabenhof Theater
3., Rabengasse 3, 01 712 82 82
www.rabenhoftheater.com

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