Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Stalking my favorite writers - in this edition: zehnseiten.de / ten pages

It is almost Christmas and so I have a little something for you - just like a small online gift.

Some people may blame social media for being useless and boring, but I love it because I discover new great things all the time and this is the perfect example:

The online literature portal ZEHNSEITEN.DE

Here you find video streams of some of the finest (mostly) German writers, who read 10 pages from one of their books (usually the most recent one).

There is the wonderful Marica Bodrožić reading her latest novel "Das Gedächtnis der Libellen" (to start the video click here or the image above).

But there are much more fantastic video. I personally enjoyed Zoran Drvenkar reading from "DU" and award winning writer Melinda Nadj Abonji presenting her novel "Tauben fliegen auf".

There are also a couple of very popular writers like Benjamin Stuckrad-Barre (funny enough he reads about politician Guido Westerwelle, who is much in the news these days), Benjamin Lebert and Jan Weiler.

ZEHNSEITEN.DE is definitely a great joy for everybody who loves books - check it out!

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