We are delighted to present today an excerpt from the crime novel Russen kommen (The Russians Are Here) by Eva Rossmann translated from German by Maria Poglitsch Bauer. Eva Rossmann is a former political journalist who has spent the last two decades writing fiction, nonfiction, and a series of very successful crime stories that have won several Austrian awards. Maria Bauer translated Friedrich Torberg’s collection of anecdotes and has continued translating novels, mostly from German to English, ever since. Several of them have been published. Photo credit: Edith Walzl.
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