Literatur/Performance, Workshop/Talk

ABOUT HOMELAND authors’ reading, talk & music

Radka_Denemarková (Von Czech Wikipedia user Packa - Eigenes Werk, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Radka DENEMARKOVÁ  (Town Writer of Graz or Swallow from Prag/Graz 2017/18), Omar Khir ALANAM & Henrik SANDE (piano)

In Cooperation with  Kulturvermittlung Steiermark

Radka Denemarková (born March 14, 1968 in Kutná Hora) is a Czech novelist, dramatist, TV screenplay writer, translator, essayist.
Radka Denemarkova is the only Czech writer who has received Magnesia Litera Award three times (in different categories – for prose, non-fiction and translation). She studied German and Czech at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University, gaining her doctorate in 1997. She worked as a researcher at the Institute for Czech Literature of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic and was dramatic advisor at the Na zábradlí theatre in Prague. She has been freelance since 2004. Radka Denemarková’s works have been translated into 19 languages. She lives in Prague with daughter Ester and son Jan.

Omar Khir Alanam, Photocredit: Marija Kanizaj

Omar Khir Alanam, born 1991 in Damaskus,  was forced to leave his native Syria. When he arrived in Austria 2014 , he was arrested for a day, then he started his life as an immigrant; it is now 5  years, that he began to write. He is a well known poetry-slammer and in 2018 he published his first book.

Henrik Sande, born 24th of December 1968 in Bærum near Trondheim/N, studied composition in Hamburg and Graz. He lives and works as composer and teacher in Graz and Norway.


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