Category Archives: Austria

The Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic

The Camera Killer by Thomas Glavinic translated by John Brownjohn Amazon Crossing, 2012 First published in Austria, 2002 Reviewed at Petrona, August 2012.

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The Mattress House by Paulus Hochgatterer

Hochgatterer, Paulus – ‘The Mattress House’ (translated by Jamie Bulloch) Hardback: 256 pages (Jan. 2012) Publisher: MacLehose Press ISBN: 0857050281 Paulus Hochgatterer has followed THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE, which won the European Literature Prize in 2009, with another novel set … Continue reading

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Thumbprint, by Friedrich Glauser

  Thumbprint Translated by Mike Martin. Thumbprint is the first novel in a series written in the 1930s by Friedrich Glauser; a series so influential that Germany‚Äôs main crime-fiction award is the Glauser prize. The novel is a highly readable … Continue reading

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The sweetness of life, by Paulus Hochgatterer

The Sweetness of Life Set in an Alpine village in Austria, THE SWEETNESS OF LIFE is more concerned with the lives and thoughts of the inhabitants than with the investigation and impact of the death which occurs at the start … Continue reading

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