"Titoland" in LA

I am excited to announce my first reading in Los Angeles: 13 February 2013 at 7

at Max Kade Institute, USC

2714 S. Hoover Street, Los Angeles, California 9

I will read from "Titoland" and Angela Thompson will read from "Blackout" (a story of her mother's escape from East Germany). After the reading, we will talk to Prof. Sarah Pratt about lives between communism and capitalism. Reception to follow the program.  Join us if you are in LA!




Nomination for MIA Award 2013

I am very excited to announce my nomination for the MIA Award 2013 in category "Art and Culture". MIA Award is given annually to women with migration backgrounds who are especially successful in their field in Austria and who are active advocates in the issues of migration and women.

The award is handed out by the President of Austria, Dr. Heinz Fischer.

Please cross your fingers for me on 8 March 2013!

Link to my nomination:

MIA Awards 2013


Literaturhaus Rezension "Tiotland"

Die 1974 in Zagreb geborene Autorin legt mit diesem als Roman ausgewiesenen Prosatext eine fiktionalisierte Autobiografie ihrer Kindheit und frühen Jugendjahre im ehemaligen Jugoslawien vor. Erzählt wird die Zeit vom unfreiwilligen Eintritt in den Kindergarten bis zur mehr oder weniger erzwungenen Übersiedlung und also Emigration nach Österreich im Zuge des Balkankrieges. Die Tochter einer Filmschauspielerin und eines Architekten blickt auf einen ereignisreichen Start ins Leben zurück, das trotz des autoritären Führungsstils eines Josip Broz alias Tito nicht nur in vorgezeichneten Bahnen verlief, sondern ungeahnte Möglichkeiten zur individuellen Entfaltung bot, was sicherlich auch dem gesellschaftlichen Status der Eltern geschuldet war. 

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Robert Misik on "Titoland"

I am very excited about the wonderful review of "Titoland" Austrian journalist and political author Robert Misik wrote on his blog. If you read German, here is the link.

Also, the book is sold out on Amazon.de, it is currently on place 26,000 in books, place 1 in books about Yugoslavia, 4 in biographies from eastern europe and 60 general biographies.

Thank you to my readers!


"Titoland" coming in March 2012

I am ecstatic to announce that my new book "Titoland: Eine gleichere Kindheit" will be published by Czernin Verlag in March. “Titoland” is a portrait of  Yugoslavia in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Driven by Tito’s  charisma and political skills, the country managed the impossible: a balance between East and West, Communism and Capitalism. What appear to be loosely connected childhood memories of Summers on the seaside, travels to “the outside,” or the happiness of wearing a self-made (and therefore unique) dress, create a rich literary tableau before the backdrop of the gradual collapse of Tito’s Empire. The childhood does not end abruptly, but breaks up painfully, piece-by-piece, like the country in which I live. What follows is a leap into the unknown.

Book presentation will be in April in Vienna - stay tuned for details.