First day of sale: 13.01.2016
John von Düffel - HOTEL ANGST
Narration, with illustrations by Isabel Kreitz
“There is no lack of books on fathers in this spring. John von Düffel’s narration is one of the nicest. Hotel Angst is more than a search-for-father-book. It is an obituary on a time, a homage to a place, the love story between a realistic dreamer and a hotel.” Die Welt
“Von Düffel manages to write a clear and quiet approach to the father without any artificial sentimentality. (...) profound and all the same entertaining.” dpa
It is a trip to the past, to Bordighera at the Italian Riviera, to the place, where the narrator has been so very often in his thoughts, to the “Hotel Angst” – named after his owner Adolf Angst, a luxury hotel built at the turn of the century, a Titanic among the most fashionable splendid hotels of the world.
Hotel Angst tells the story of a magical place, where the past lives and the memory of the father, who dreamed of reopening the Hotel Angst.
John von Düffel, playwright and translator, was born in 1966 in Göttingen. He works as a dramatist at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. For his hugely successful debut novel “Vom Wasser” (1998) John von Düffel was awarded – just to name a few - the Aspekte-Literatur Preis, the Ernst-Willner-Preis Klagenfurt and the Maria-Cassens-Preis Hamburg. His novels “Zeit des Verschwindens” (2000) and “Ego” (2001), “Houwelandt” (2004) as well as his collected essays “Wasser und andere Welten” (2002) were also published by DuMont.
previous books sold to:
France (Albin Michel), Italy (Mondadori), Finland (Otava), Korea (Dulnyouk), Spain (Planeta), The Netherlands (Prometheus)
John von Düffel wurde 1966 in Göttingen geboren, er arbeitet als Dramaturg am Deutschen Theater Berlin und ist Professor für Szenisches Schreiben an der Berliner Universität der Künste. Er veröffentlichte zahlreiche Romane und Erzählungsbände bei DuMont.