Are you interested in the life of Slovak books in German speaking countries? Would you like to meet the people who support them? Perhaps you have friends in Germany, Austria or Switzerland and you want them to find out more about contemporary Slovak literature. Listen to Lit_cast Slowakei, the first podcast about Slovak literature in German hosted by Michal Hvorecký.
Today's guest is Alfrun Kliems, a German literary scientist, Slavic studies specialist and university professor. She was born in Wriezen (Brandenburg) and she studied Russian and Bohemian studies in Berlin and in Prague. Her disseration focused on the exile writing of Libuše Moníková, Jiří Gruša and Ota Filip. She works at the Humboldt University in Berlin and her topics of interest include cultural alterations, exile literatures and subcultures of Central and Eastern Europe. Her most recent publication is Underground, Revolution and the City. She also researches Slovak culture and literature.
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