Thursday, 3 July 2014


The readings for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize start today in Klagenfurt. Tragically, I have too much work on to watch them. But you can, via 3Sat. They'll be streamed live and go on until Saturday, then the winners will be announced on Sunday.

The Ingeborg Bachmann Prize is a big fat competition where writers from Germany, Switzerland and Austria read aloud on live international TV, before sitting there while a group of critics take apart their piece. It has launched a good few careers, and I think it's become a good platform for the kind of emerging authors with the huge amount of guts it must take to go through the ritual.

More information here. The Twitter tag, which I won't be able to follow, is #tddl. Enjoy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Darn, I missed it! :(