Kein Sturm, nur Wetter

Judith Kuckart

Kein Sturm, nur Wetter


224 pages

First day of sale: 18.11.2019
ISBN 978-3-8321-8386-8

A Novel, ca. 200 pages,
Autumn 2019

English sample available

“Kuckart’s stories convey the experience of how your perspective on events can change fundamentally when your focus changes.” Martina Läubli, NZZ on “Dass man durch Belgien muss auf dem Weg zum Glück”

“Judith Kuckart masterfully investigates the ordinary and the banal.” Werner Jung, Neues Deutschland on “Dass man durch Belgien muss auf dem Weg zum Glück”

“A magnificent writer […], a cleverly and lustfully constructed novel […]. This is the kind of writing that appears exciting and satisfying in equal parts, and that dares to look towards happiness.” Thomas Linden, Kölnische Rundschau on “Dass man durch Belgien muss auf dem Weg zum Glück”


Sunday evening, airport Berlin Tegel: In a coffee shop at departures, she is engaging in a conversation with a man. Robert Sturm is 36 years old, 18 years younger than she is. He is on his way to Siberia. At the end of his and her working week he will be returning. On Saturday. That’s what she is waiting for…
When she came to Berlin at the age of 18 to study medicine, she met Victor who was twice her age. He was the other, the political generation and opened the world to her. But he himself remained withdrawn. Life with Viktor was an adventure, but they didn’t share its dangers. At the age of 36 – in the meantime she had earned her PhD in neurobiology – she meets Johann at the turn of the millennium. He is the same age as she. Together they muddle through their love, not only their work-biographies are uncertain.
Saturday morning, again airport Tegel: for six days her everyday life and her memories have become intertwined and tried to explain. Why is it that men in her life are always 36 years of age. Is she still the person she remembers to have been.

A densely woven literary novel about aging, memories, forgetting, and also about story telling, something that is not possible without memory.

Judith Kuckart

Judith Kuckart, geboren 1959 in Schwelm (Westfalen), lebt als Autorin und Regisseurin in Berlin und Zürich. Sie veröffentlichte bei DuMont den Roman ›Lenas Liebe‹ (2002), der 2012 verfilmt wurde, den Erzählband ›Die Autorenwitwe‹ (2003), die Neuausgabe ihres Romans ›Der Bibliothekar‹ (2004) sowie die Romane ›Kaiserstraße‹ (2006), ›Die Verdächtige‹ (2008), ›Wünsche‹ (2013) und ›Dass man durch Belgien muss auf dem Weg zum Glück‹ (2015). Judith Kuckart wurde mit zahlreichen Literaturpreisen und Stipendien ausgezeichnet.