From June 23rd to 25th, PROSANOVA will enter its seventh round for 2023. Since 2005, this largest and most well-known nationwide event for young contemporary German-language literature has taken place every three years in Hildesheim. More than forty contemporary authors are invited to stage, celebrate, doubt, make visible and, at the same time, experience their writing, their texts and literary methods in Hildesheim. They present their work to a broad audience of specialist visitors from the literary world and Hildesheim citizens in over 50 events, including students and national press representatives. From the festival”s press release:
This year’s edition of PROSANOVA takes place under the motto “Schlechte Wörter” (“Bad Words”). The short prose text by Ilse Aichinger that inspired the title gives us the opportunity to explore the space behind the words and the texts. We embark on a search for a second level of words, for the ambivalence of what is written and for what we actually mean when we say text.