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Posted On Februar 1, 2021By Robert WilsonIn Crimemag, CrimeMag Februar 2021

Robert Wilson on „Shuggie Bain“

Novelist Robert Wilson reviews the 2020’s Booker Prize Winner Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart will be published by Hanser Berlin in August 2021, translated by Sophie Zeitz. Our friend Robert Wilson gives us a first review. I was surprised, when I heard the Booker Prize shortlist, that not only had Hilary Mantel not made the cut, but that four debut novelists had. None were fresh out of university, but were rather writers in their 30s and 40s with careers who’d finally got round to publishing a novel.  The winner, Douglas StuartRead More
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman The title of this book almost reads like a mathematical equation that hasn’t quite found it’s ultimate expression. With a few more elements mysteriously conjoined it might give us the result that every human being desires: (Life x Fate)+will+morality+love – the State = freedom. To emphasize this essential longing in every human it can be no accident that in the opening scene we find ourselves approaching a monstrous prison camp. Then the fence of the camp appeared out of the mist: endless lines ofRead More