PARTICIPANTS 2019

The Croatian authors participating in the Lit Link Festival 2019 program are: Maša Kolanović, Nebojša Lujanović, Darko Šeparović, Julijana Adamović, Nada Topić, Goran Ferčec, Nikola Petković, Asja Bakić, Damir Pilić, Zoran Lazić, Slađana Bukovac, Željka Horvat Čeč, Neven Ušumović, Viktorija Božina and Bojan Žižović.

The German speaking guests are:
Anke Stelling was born in 1971. in Ulm. She lives in Berlin. She is the author of numerous novels and one book of children's fiction. Her novel Bodentiefe Fenster (Windows down to the Floor) made it onto the 2015 Longlist for the prestigious Deutscher Buchpreis, but also onto the Hotlist of German independent publishers for the same year. Her last novel Schäfchen im Trockenen (Sheep out of Water) (2018) received the award of the Leipzig Book Fair for 2019.

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Jonas Lüscher was born in 1976 in Bern. He lives in Munich. His first book, the novella Frühling der Barbaren (Spring of the Barbarians), published in 2013, made it onto the Longlist for the Deutscher Buchpreis, as well as the Shortlist for its Swiss equivalent, the Schweizer Buchpreis. His novel Kraft from 2017 too reached the Longlist for the Deutscher Buchpreis and received the Schweizer Buchpreis for the same year.

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Laura Freudenthaler was born in 1984 in Salzburg. She lives in Vienna. Her first collection of short stories Der Schädel von Madeleine (Madeleine’s Scull) was published in 2014. In 2017 she published the novel Die Kӧnigin schweigt (The Queen is Silent), for which she received the award for best debut novel in German at the Festival du premier Roman 2018 in Chambéry. Her second novel Geistergeschichte (Ghost Story) was published in February 2019.

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Jovana Reisinger was born in 1989 in Munich, but grew up in Austria. Today she lives in Munich again, where she attends the Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film. She has directed numerous short films and music videos. In 2016 she published the multimedia conceptual book Donna Euro is poisoned by rich men in need for which she also shot 45 videos. In 2017 she published her debut novel Still halten (Holding still).

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Barbara Rieger was born in Graz in 1982. Since 2013 she is writing a three-language blog “Café Entropy” together with A. Barbero, which developed into a book “Melange der Poesie”. Her novel “Bis das Ende, Marie” (2018) is about an asymmetric female friendship, and the critics described it as a “thrilling and very interesting text” (Deutschlandfunk) and as a “dangerous flirt with the abyss” (Die Presse).

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Kristine Listau and Jӧrg Sundermeier, editors and publishers, together they run the Berlin based publishing house Verbrecher Verlag.

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Jessica Beer is Literary fiction editor at the Salzburg based publisher Residenz Verlag.

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Loan Nguyen is the deputy manager and editor in Matthes&Seitz Berlin publishing house.