Saša Stanišić

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What if you hadn’t made this one decision, but this completely different one? What if you had defied expectations? And: wouldn’t it be nice if you could experience a life on a trial basis before you really live it?

Sometimes we fear that we have been cowards, hesitated too long and missed out on something that would have given us a better self, greater happiness and better-looking and funnier pets and partners. Saša Stanišić’s new stories are dedicated to this brooding at the crossroads of our biography, where we should have taken a surprising path, made an unusual choice or told a lie.

Saša Stanišić was born in Yugoslavia in 1978, came to Germany in 1992 and lived in Heidelberg for over ten years. His stories and novels have been translated into over 30 languages and have received numerous awards. Among others, he received the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for Vor dem Fest (2014) and the German Book Prize for Origin (2019).

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