Ilija Trojanow

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Is escape inescapable? Or can one leave the identity of refugee behind?

A billion people all over the world are fleeing war, hunger, or violence. The media most often show-cases the terrifying, dangerous flight of individuals – but Ilija Trojanow has spoken to many refugees about what comes after the escape, and writes movingly of how their flight still shapes them, and how his own experiences are still part of him. In so doing, he manages to paint the existential portrait of a human fate that defines our time like almost no other.

About Ilija Trojanow

Ilija Trojanow, born 1965, has lived in Nairobi, Munich, Mumbai, and Cape Town. Today he lives in Vienna. His published works include An den inneren Ufern Indiens (a journey along the Ganges, 2003), Der Weltensammler (a novel, 2006), Der entfesselte Globus (collection of journalistic pieces, 2008), EisTau (a novel, 2011) and the photography volume Wo Orpheus begraben liegt (with photographs by Christian Muhrbeck, 2013) and the epic novel Macht und Widerstand (2015). He has received numerous literary awards, including the Prize of the Leipzig Book Fair in 2006 for Der Weltensammler, as well as the Preis der Literaturhäuser in 2009.

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