WHO LIVES Launch Party

Join Tavern Books at Mother Foucault's Bookshop for the launch of Elisabeth Borchers's WHO LIVES, reprinted in gorgeous hardcover and trade paperback editions and translated from the German by Caroline Wilcox Reul. The Launch Party is free and open to the public and will feature readings by Caroline Wilcox Reul and guests. 

About the Book 

In this bilingual edition, Borchers, unafraid and comfortable in her skin, confronts the serious quandaries of existence. The book’s six sections highlight her penchant for stylistic experimentation, which ranges from sophisticated, subtle political commentary to inventive rhyme and playful personal narratives. Borchers’ forty-year tenure as an editor is evident in her authoritative voice, which, even as it boldly leads the reader into fraught territory, remains always affable and open.

About Elisabeth Borchers

Elisabeth Borchers was born in 1926 and raised bilingually with French and German. She worked as an editor, first at Luchterhand, then at Suhrkamp from 1960 until her retirement in 1998. She is often cited as playing a critical role in the development of German literature during the second half of the 20th century. She is the author of eight books of poetry, numerous children’s books, radio plays and essays and has translated many books from French into German. She died in 2013 in Frankfurt.

About Caroline Wilcox Reul

Caroline Wilcox Reul lived in Germany for ten years, working as an English teacher and freelance lexicographer. She has a MA in computational linguistics and German language and literature from the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich.