This year was an unusual year with many issues. All over the world. The Leipzig Book fair, normally takes place in March, was cancelled and then replaced into March 2021. A new decision has been taken and the book fair will now open its doors in May 2021. Then also the Frankfurt book fair 2020 – even this fair has to search for an alternative and has found it with a virtual presentation – more alternatives have been required this year as never before.
The team of the Book fair Saar has found its alternative already in June 2020 with a virtual book fair and I participated. Not only this – I could also read two stories of my book “Samstags war Badetag” – also virtual. If you haven’t got the chance to see the video until now, you may search within Youtube “Buchmesse Saar 2020 – Claudia Herber” and you will enjoy it.
A new virtual book fair Saar will take place in 2021 from 18 to 21 June and I will also participate.
I wasn’t surprised about the Frieling Verlag team decision announcing the topic for the literature competition in September. And they have published the best stories in a special edition named “Die Zeit der Stille” (was die Corona-Pandemie mit uns macht). My story “Vir(us) & Vir(tuell) – Wir finden uns!” was successful by publishing within this book. Since December 2020 this interesting edition is on the market and with the color green of its cover it will also announce the glimmer of hope in the heard and the thoughts of people around the world. Also within yours – so please take the chance.
The year 2020 will be entered as a difficult year in the history by rethinking for alternatives. Lockdowns, one time strict, one time light, have changed the daily life completely in many countries of the world. Expansive consequences will influence the future. Instead of taking part at meetings personally and in one room, these meetings will be organized by video-conference. Even though Corona will leave the arena in the future, hopefully very soon, many of these changes will be kept in place. I wish you all a peaceful Christmas time with the hope that you may celebrate this in good health. My wishes for the New Year 2021 for you are many hopeful days, many enjoyable events in your private and professional life, so that 2021 may be a good and hopeful year for you all.
With my participation at the book fair Saar (18 – 21 June 2021) I will combine a presentation of my next book project and I will do my utmost this can be published before this fair. One short information for you now: This book will be an unusual autobiography and the short stories can be also presented to persons suffering from dementia. The title won’t be announced yet – a little bit of curiosity from your site should be still in place.
Frieling-Verlag in Berlin will create literature bloom with its competition in March (Lyric poetry) and September (prose). I will also participate and hope to reach one of the first three places; in 2019 I have reached the 2nd place in the literature competition. If you wish to have an impression of my lyric contribution, I recommend you the special lyric edition published in 2020 “Lebensträume – wenn ich noch einmal von vorne beginnen könnte” (ISBN 978-.3-8280-352-2). The title of my story: “Lebensträume sind wie Bäume” and you will get this everywhere in the bookselling trade.