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Location

Prague Exhibition Grounds, Atelier Europa
Holešovice
170 00 Prag 7
Czechia

Daniel Wisser – Königin der Berge [Engl. Queen of the Mountains]

Discussion
German with live interpretation into Czech

Renowned Austrian author Daniel Wisser will return to Prague, this time as part of “Das Buch”, the German-language section. There, he’ll present his novel Königin der Berge [Engl. Queen of the Mountains], translated into Czech by Magdalena Štulcová and published by Archa. Daniel Wisser follows a year in the life of Mr. Turin, a nursing home resident. Formerly a happily married, pampered and successful IT entrepreneur, he is now totally dependent upon the care of others. He sips Veltliner, converses with present and absent people from his former life, pets the nurses and is constantly accompanied by a long-dead cat that offers sarcastic commentary and completes his thoughts. Mr. Turin has one goal: he must find someone who will take him to Switzerland for assisted suicide. The author wrote the book based on personal experiences with similarly affected people.

Programme

The reading and subsequent discussion with Wisser and his translator, Magdalena Štulcová, will be moderated by literary critic Jitka Nešporová.

The reading and discussion will take place in German and Czech with live interpretation.

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