Events - 28.03.2017 - 00:00 

Doris Knecht to read in the University Library

On Wednesday, 5 April 2017 at 7.30 p.m. the Austrian writer Doris Knecht will be reading from her book "Alles über Beziehungen" in the Library. This public reading and the discussion with the author are part of the series "The other book at the Uni", which is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year. Admission will be free.

29 March 2017. Viktor is a man with average problems: he will shortly be fifty, has high blood pressure, five children, two ex-wives and a life partner who is not always as happy as he is about him just having landed a job as a festival director. And he has a secret passion for even more women.

Is there such a thing as a perfect, happy, honest relationship?

Fidelity, complicity and loyalty are issues in the novel entitled "Alles über Beziehungen". After all: what is fidelity? Is every kind of infidelity also deceit? And: is there such a thing at all as a perfect, happy, honest relationship at all? Doris Knecht’s narration about Viktor and women is fearless, sometimes frivolous but always entertaining – and incidentally, the writer reveals a great deal about how modern people love and about what happens when they stop loving.

Columnist and writer

Doris Knecht regularly writes columns for Vienna’s city magazine Falter and the Viennese daily newspaper Kurier. Her first novel, "Gruber geht" (2011), was nominated for the German Book Prize and turned into a cinema film in 2015. In 2013, she was awarded the Book Prize of the "Stiftung Ravensburger Verlag" for her second novel, "Besser". Most recently, her novel "Wald" (2015) appeared. Doris Knecht lives in Vienna and in the Waldviertel.

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