After the rejection of Lisa Eckhart, the literature festival, Harbourfront, the Austrian cabaret artist again invited. "We would be delighted if Ms. Eckhart accepts the invitation," said festival Director Nicholas Hansen of the German press Agency on Monday. The four readings in the competition for the Klaus-Michael Kuehne prize will now take place as planned in recently memory, but in a different place.
But Eckhart, and the Zsolnay-Verlag have declined the re-invitation to the literature festival Harbourfront already. While I understand the thrust of the festival - now it was too late, said Zsolnay-Verlag conductor Herbert Ohrlinger on Monday the German press Agency in Vienna. "The task of a publisher is to his authors." The Back and Forth of the past weeks had not gone to the 27-Year-old without a trace over. "She's under a lot of pressure," said Ohrlinger.The reason for Lisa Eckhart projection
Lisa Eckhart should. as one of eight candidates for the Klaus-Michael-Kühne-Preis, which is awarded for the best debut novel, on 14 September occur in the Nocht memory. After the operator of the venue security had formulated concerns in the case of a presence of Eckhart, had charge of the festival team you. Critics of the comedian, to use racist and anti-Semitic clichés.
PEN-President Regula Venske had criticized the projection of the comedienne on Monday. "We know and appreciate us in Hamburg for many years now, and I know that you, the literature and freedom of expression at heart," - said in an open letter to the festival management, as well as the yet storage. "Like many others, but I'm dismayed to outreach Lisa Eckhart. The can and not the Ultima Ratio, may be in this matter!", it is said in the letter."Not in anticipatory obedience
bow" "Whether the violence by right-wing or left-wing extremists, threatened by religious zealots or psychopaths: We must not allow ourselves to bow to her in anticipatory obedience," writes Venske more. It could not be that of Nocht memory was, under the circumstances, the appropriate place for this event. You could involve the candidate, but also, for example, by Online-Unlock.
It could also be that for a price Nominated your competitors choose. "Who does not want to occur with a colleague, a colleague, must stay home and can't tell the operator with whom he or she is ready to read or who is allowed to stay in the race," it says. Just dealing with "more trivial" art show products, as it is to democracy and freedom of expression. More News from the world of culture and entertainment
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