lit.COLOGNE Old Hands/New Voices: Elke Heidenreich and Marion Karausche sit in empty seats


Marion Karausche’s The Empty Seat is a harrowing book about what we consider normal and what we call “crazy”. Marlen has a nice life. But when her son disappears one day, she finds out how quickly happiness can melt away. The fearful waiting, and later the sad certainty of his mental health condition gradually eat away at the lightness of her life. A novel about a mother’s struggle to hold her family together and her confrontation with a disease that is poorly understood by society. As Elke Heidenreich writes: “It’s a rare debut that unfolds to reveal such a rich palette of gentleness and desperation, of bleakness and poetry. An unforgettable novel.” She introduces the author with her own inimitable verve. Heidenreich herself recently published the bestsellers “Hier geht’s lang! [“This Way, Please!”]” and “Men in Camel-Hair Coats”.


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Marion Karausche

Marion Karausche was born in Germany and grew up with her three…

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Elke Heidenreich

Elke Heidenreich is a writer and a literary critic for television,…

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Der leere Platz

Der leere Platz

Marion Karausche


Kein & Aber

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