Book Presentation: Julya Rabinowich “Hinter Glas”
In her new novel, Julya Rabinowich tells the story of a young woman’s emancipation with poetic force. Like a mirror, Alice’s previous life has been shattered into a thousand shards. She can no longer stand the narrowness and silence, the tyranny of her grandfather. And flees to Niko, her great love. She hopes for security and support from him. Together they spend a summer full of freedom. But then everything changes: Niko gets increasingly out of control. At the moment of her deepest despair, Alice manages to break free from the maelstrom. Julya Rabinowich writes with a narrative intensity that has long been sought for in books for young people.
Julya Rabinowich, born in 1970 in St. Petersburg, has been living since 1977 in Vienna, where she also studied. She works as a writer, columnist and painter, as well as an interpreter. Deuticke published “Spaltkopf[B&C1] ” (2008, which won the Rauris Literature Prize in 2009), “Herznovelle” (2011, nominated for the Prix du Livre Européen), “Die Erdfresserin” (2012) and “Krötenliebe” (2016). “Dazwischen: Ich,” her first book for adolescents, was published by Hanser in 2016. Among other awards, it received the Friedrich Gerstäcker Prize, the Austrian Children and Youth Book Prize, the lynx (Die Zeit & Radio Bremen), and was chosen by Deutschlandfunk as one the best 7 books for young readers.
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