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Monday, 10.11.2014, 20:20
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Christian Gasser (Reading) (CH)
Our writer guest tonight is Christian Gasser. Born in 1963, he currently lives and works in Lucerne as an author, travelling guest speaker, journalist, award-winning radio- and feature writer and producer, exhibition organiser, translator, the occasional dj, co-publisher of the comic magazine STRAPAZIN, among a few other assorted activities – a regular Jack of all trades (and possibly master of them all).

In 1999, he published the exhibition catalogue «Mutants. The German Comics Avant-Garde of the 90’s» (Hatje-Cantz). Then 2000 saw the publication of his successful literary debut «My First Sanyo. Confessions of a Pop Addict Possessed» (Edition Tiamat) and in 2003, he teamed up with Heyne TB which resulted in 200 gigs in Germany, Switzerland, France, Canada and The U.S.

Tonight, this false Finn will be reading from his fresh-off-the-press novel «Rakkaus!» (Finnish for «Love!») and his words will be underlined and supported by Finnish music. He’ll be reflecting on Finnish peculiarities as well as the misunderstandings from the outside about his adopted country, an exotic and, linguistically and climactically, unique place. As the book develops you’ll feel that it is at heart a love story about his second home and the depictions are emotionally exaggerated. To the end where to the listener the line separating reality and fiction magically dissolves like nordic mist in the sun, simply through how this writer uses his words.

«Christian Gasser ….. unites the lover with the expert. On the one hand there isn’t anybody around that knows better, and on the other, and perhaps despite of it, he remains a fan.» - NZZ
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