Authors of the 11th Prague Writers' Festival
Dedicated to Primo Levi: “If Not Now, When?”

Robert Menasse
Robert Menasse Robert Menasse was born in 1954 in Vienna. After receiving degrees in German Literature, philosophy and political science at universities in Vienna and Salzburg, he established himself in his native Austria and Germany as one of the major novelists and literary critics of his generation. “To become an artist is a good option when you discover relatively early in life that you are extremely neurotic, extremely broken down, destroyed, looking for the possibility where your creative fantasies and destructive qualities can generate minimal privileges as compensation.” His works include a trilogy Wings of Stone, Meaningful Certainty  and Reverse Thrust, and several collections of philosophical and socio-political essays, most recently Dullness is Kin to Power. His latest novel The Expulsion from Hell  will be published next autumn. Robert Menasse lives in Vienna.

Primo Levi Corin Curschellas Christian Rösli Gore Vidal Gary Younge
Jan Kavan Jan Kasl Michael March Robert Menasse Peter Stephan Jungk
Salman Rushdie Savyon Liebrecht Natan Zach Etgar Keret Vassilis Vassilikos
Adolf Muschg Erica Pedretti Zoë Jenny Daniel de Roulet Patrick McCabe
Dermot Healy Timothy O´Grady Vladimír Páral Arnošt Lustig Václav Boštík