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Anne Weber

ANNE WEBER was born in Germany in 1964 and has been living in Paris since 1983. She has written all her books in both German and French. She published her first novel, Ida invente la poudre, in 1998 in France, and, a year later, in Germany. Since then she has published four novels, including the one excerpted here. The French title is Tous mes voeux (Actes Sud, 2010) and the German title, Luft und Liebe (Fischer, 2010). Author and translator played with titles for the English together, and are happy with Castle in the Air.


The last word is written, the manuscript finished. I’d wanted to make it seem as if everything had happened, not to me, but to someone else, for example a close friend whose misfortunes I’d have witnessed and whose story I’d have been in a good position to relate.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUL-AUG 2020

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