KATHRIN SPOERR/BRITTA STUFF
NACH FEIERABEND/ AFTER WORK
ca. 180 pp.
What happens when we let the mask slip after work?
Laconic, imaginative, disturbing – a book about who we really are
Claudia is gardening. She’s weeding. Why does this bloody stuff exist? She askes herself – but also God, the only person she has to talk to after work. Ida and Marie exchange opt out fantasies; today it’s pig farming, where you can see the animals growing via webcam. Urban eco-freaks should be thrilled at least! Miriam is voted parent representative at her son’s school. And Peter recounts an anecdote about an aquarium fish so that he can briefly delay the moment when he has to enter his dying son’s room.
›After Work‹ accompanies a completely diverse group of people from their offices back to their respective lives. They all work for the same company, but have no idea who their colleagues really are. A novel about secrets and depths, about the difference between work-me and after work-me, and about the existential questions that keep arising in the very small spaces in between.
Kathrin Spoerr, Aged 47, Journalist. In the past, Spoerr wrote about herself because this is what she knew best, but she would be open to trying something new for this project. Author of „Weibersachen“ (Quadriga 2012) and „Das Leben mit mir ist die Hölle für mich“ (Heyne 2013)
Britta Stuff, Aged 34, Journalist. In the past, Stuff wrote about others and was awarded the Alexander-Rhomberg-Preis by the Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache. She received the 2012 Axel-Springer-Preis for young journalists for her profile „Herr Schröder will es allen zeigen“
Britta Stuff, 35 Jahre alt, Journalistin. Sie schrieb bislang meist über andere und wurde mit dem Alexander-Rhomberg-Preis der Gesellschaft für deutsche Sprache ausgezeichnet. Für ihr Porträt ›Herr Schröder will es allen zeigen‹ erhielt sie 2012 den Axel-Springer-Preis für junge Journalisten.