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Welcome to the features of Issue 27: Spring 2010.


An Appointment with Romaniaís Past

An Appointment with Romaniaís Past
Lupe
Herta Müllerís works were little known in the English-speaking world before she was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature last year.
Lyn Marven takes a look at Müllerís life and work and considers the challenge of translating her writing.

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Oppressive Tango

Oppressive Tango
Lupe
Donal McLaughlin meets the challenge of translating Herta Müller's writing with a new translation of one of her earliest short stories.

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Writers in Residence

Writer-in-Residence programmes are a wonderful opportunity for British readers to discover new Austrian, German and Swiss writing first-hand Ė and for the authors themselves to gain new experiences, readers and friends. Here, three former Writers in Residence share their experiences of their time in the capital.

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Perfume turns 25

Perfume turns 25
Lupe
Patrick Süskind's Perfume celebrates its 25th anniversary this spring. NBG reports on this international publishing phenomenon.

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From Linden Trees to Poplars

As Suhrkamp moves from its long-time home in Frankfurt to settle in Berlin, Jeremy Gaines looks back at the publishing houseís distinguished history.

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Writing across Borders

Writing across Borders
Lupe
NBG talks to ZoŽ Jenny, a unique example of literature crossing borders. The young Swiss author lives in London and now also writes in her second language, English.

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