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Die Holzapfel Schwestern

Event Label
Reading and concert held in German
Organisational Units
University Library
Location Address (1)
Schillerplatz 3
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1010 Vienna
Location Room (1)
University Library (Reading room, M7)

Reading and concert with author Bernhard Moshammer under the Academy Library’s Wer A.. sagt event series

Bernhard Moshammer, born in 1968 in St. Pölten, is a writer and musician. He has been a bass player in bands (Espresso, Andy Baum), was a salesman in retail, since 2010 he has been making music for the theater (with Simon Stone, David Bösch, Leander Haußmann / Claus Peymann, Nicolas Brieger or Peter Wittenberg, among others, at Schlingensief's Area 7 he sang I'm so lonesome I could cry with Patti Smith at the Burgtheater), in addition he has released several CDs under his civil name or as Börn. In 2020 Loss & Ruin was released as a duo with Mika Vember. In 2023 his new solo album Der Partybeender [The Party Ender] will be released.

Die Holzapfel Schwestern [The Holzapfel Sisters] is his sixth novel. He sings the song of human nature (spoiler: it's not a lullaby). He tells of women in the forest, of people who look after themselves and trust no one, of an unregulated world where the law of the strongest rules. After a collapse, the West is thrown back to a level of the past. In the middle of the forest, the sisters, Maria and Regina Holzapfel, lead a meager life far from any civilization between the struggle for survival and archaic religiosity. When their half-sister Sarah joins them, heavily pregnant, and gives birth to little Adam, their lives are turned upside down.

Bernhard Moshammer reads from Die Holzapfel Schwestern [The Holzapfel Sisters] and sings a few songs to go with it or taken from the novel.

Bernhard Moshammer: Die Holzapfel Schwestern
294 pages, hardcover with dust jacket, bookmark
Milena Verlag, Vienna 2022
ISBN 978-3-903184-96-1, € 24.00