“Lionheart”: Monica Helfer tells the story of her brother | NDR.de – Culture

Status: 01/31/2022 1:48 PM After the successes of Dai Bajaj and Fati, Monica Helfer wrote another novel about her family. In her new book “Löwenherz,” the author tells the story of her brother Richard. listen to another 5 minutes by Alexander Solloch Canned Heat’s “On The Road Again” is the song Richard listens to every … Read more

German Book Prize 2021: Monica Helfer – “My Father”

With “Fatty,” Austrian writer Monica Helfer created the paternalistic equivalent of her mother’s novel “Die Bagage,” which was published last year. Fati tells of the trauma of a shattered man, of a family’s post-war silence, and ultimately of a daughter who overcomes that contrast with powerful language. The protagonist in Monica Helfer’s autobiographical novel “Fatty” … Read more

“Fatty”: Monica Helfer’s novel about her father NDR.de – Culture

Status: 01/24/2021 12:40 PM Almost a year after Monica Helfer attracted a great deal of interest with her book Die Bagage, the author’s new novel, Fatty, will be published. by Alexander Solloch The story of her mother’s family, a story of beauty, pride and hunger in the Austrian mountains at the time of World War … Read more

Literature: A Thin Memory: The New Novel “Fatty” by Monica Helfer

Monica Helfer goes back to her family history. In “Fati” she talks about fate, injustice and people whose roots can hardly find support. How much misery fits one life? And how little luck sometimes spreads – always ready to step back from the unforgiving reality. Monica Helfer has a few things to say about these … Read more

Monica Helfer and her novel “Löwenherz” – a lovable eccentric with a tragic ending

The first two volumes of Family History were bestsellers. “Die Bagage” is about Monica Helfer’s grandparents. In “Fati” about her father, who was deeply saddened by the death of his wife and withdrew into the world of books. Monica Helfer’s brother Richard, who was six years younger than him, was someone who lived that day … Read more