Three authors from the RITTER publishing house read from their new publications:
Franziska Füchsl's stories in the volume "Die Straßen sind sichtbar" (The Streets are Visible) make perceptible the injuries caused by the paving over of individual spaces. In encounters with neighbours, trees, city employees or a gun launcher, an attempt is made to sound out how much play these "suspects" still have.
With her book "Das Schlaue vom Himmel", Ilse Kilic sharpens our senses and the spirit of resistance to many a scurrility of the reality that surrounds us: the author consistently spins tendencies of today's alienation and counters them with a machine for improving the world that we all are.
In her journal-like book "A Year in the Life of an Infanta", Rosa Pock traverses a space of thought and feeling that is as individual as it is universal, between art, science and the dissolution of boundaries: a delightful combination of literature and philosophy!
Concept and idea: Fiston Mwanza Mujila, Paul Pechmann
Franziska Füchsl, born 1991 in Putzleinsdorf. Studied German philology and English at the University of Vienna and language and form at the Muthesius Academy of Art in Kiel. Participant in FORUM Text of the Drama Forum of uniT Graz. She is also active as a literary translator and a member of the "Versatorium - Verein für Gedichte und Übersetzen" and the "Neuberg College - Verein für Übersetzung der Gesellschaft". She received the literature scholarship of the city of Graz, the rotahorn Förderpreis as well as the Heimrad-Bäcker-Förderpreis and the Floriana-Förderpreis. For her prose book "Tagwan" (Ritter Verlag 2020) she was nominated for the Rauriser Literature Prize and the Clemens Brentano Prize. In 2023 she was awarded the Morgenstern Prize of the Province of Styria. She lives and works as a freelance author in Vienna and Kiel.
Ilse Kilic, born in Vienna in 1958, lives there as a writer in the "Fröhliches Wohnzimmer". She writes partly together with Fritz Widhalm. She is also a draughtswoman and produces radio plays and experimental films. Since 1986 she has been co-publisher of the "Edition Das fröhliche Wohnzimmer", 2010-2016 together with Gerhard Jaschke managing director of the Graz Authors' Assembly, since 2019 its president. In 2016 she received the Veza Canetti Prize of the City of Vienna. Ilse Kilic has published 12 books with Ritter Verlag since 1996.
Rosa Pock, born 1949 in Wagna. Studied social science and philosophy in Graz and Salzburg. Rosa Pock was married to H.C. Artmann from 1972 until his death in 2000. She lives as an author in Vienna. In addition to two volumes of poetry, she has published four books of prose with the Droschl literary publishing house. A Year in the Life of an Infanta is Rosa Pock's first book with Ritter Verlag. She has received, among others, the Italo Svevo Prize (2006), the Literature Prize of the Province of Styria (2007) and the Veza Canetti Prize of the City of Vienna (2019).