07. December 2022 | 18:30

Book presentation: Edith Schreiber-Wicke “Im Schatten deiner Flügel”

Museum Dorotheergasse
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The first adult novel by the award-winning young adult book author
1943: Lilly Salomon lives unrecognized amidst the winding lanes of the Serenissima. Her past as an opera star is behind her – and yet she won’t let go. When she meets the painter Mario de Silva again, love lets her forget the threatening shadow of National Socialism for a short time. But it looms closer and closer when she attracts the attention of an influential man. Many years later, an investigative journalist is on the trail of Lilly Salomon’s fate. His research takes him deep into one of the darkest chapters in Venice’s history, the deportation of the city’s Jewish residents. The Venetians had a lot more to do with it than they would admit, and one powerful noble family, in particular, has an interest in letting the past rest...
Edith Schreiber-Wicke, who grew up in Steyr, studied theater and art history in Vienna. She first wrote advertising copy, then became a freelance author of short stories, poetry, screenplays, children’s and young adult literature. Her numerous awards include the Austrian Art Prize and the Janusz Korczak Medal. She lives in Vienna, Grundlsee and Venice.
Free admission as of 6:00 p.m.
Advance booking is essential: Tel.: +43 1 535 04 31-1510 or e-mail: events@jmw.at 
The event will take place in compliance with the currently valid Covid-19 regulations.
We recommend wearing an FFP2 mask.