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Liam Hoare

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A freelance writer on politics and literature based in Vienna. He is the Europe editor for Moment and a frequent contributor to Slate, The Forward and Tablet.

Culture Books | November

Anna Seghers’ Morality Play Available in English for the first time, The Seventh Cross addresses the damage and deep divisions of ordinary life under the Nazis Seven political prisoners escape from the (fictional) Westhofen concentration camp...

Culture Books | November

To Vienna, with Love In Kevin Wignall’s new thriller, Vienna takes the spotlight and steals the show With a name like To Die in Vienna, Kevin Wignall’s new novel might give the impression of being one...

Hidden Cornucopia

In a crowded brunch landscape, Turnhalle im brick5 offers exceptional organic fare in a relaxed environment When the doors to Turnhalle im brick5 open on weekends, a brunch of earthly delights awaits – but you’ll...

Book Review | Saving the White Stallions by Mark Felton

How the US Army helped preserve the famed Lipizzaners in the final days of WWII Weeks from the end of the Second World War, a rogue unit of the American Army slipped across the lines...

After Europe | Ivan Krastev’s Doomsday Prognosis for the EU

In After Europe, Ivan Krastev argues that the refugee crisis is Europe’s gravest threat Europe is in crisis and Ivan Krastev is worried. As at the end of the Habsburg dynasty a century ago, “Europeans...
Asperger

Edith Sheffer’s ‘Asperger’s Children’ Reveals ‘The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna’

Edith Sheffer updates the record on the famed Austrian physician to chilling effect As a pioneer of autistic psychopathy, Hans Asperger has a benevolent image as a “champion of neuro-diversity,” writes historian Edith Sheffer. His...
florentin 1090

Florentin 1090 is the Newest Addition to Vienna’s Israeli Restaurants

Florentin 1090 joins the growing number of Israeli restaurants, but remains behind the competition. Between Ottolenghi in London, Miznon in Paris, and Tel Aviv in Warsaw, Israeli restaurants are enjoying a boom in Europe. And...
yiza

Books | Michael Köhlmeier’s Yiza Looks at the Refugee Crisis from a Child’s Perspective

Austrian author Michael Köhlmeier looks at the refugee crisis from a child’s perspective. Michael Köhlmeier’s startling new novella Yiza is written so bewitchingly unadorned that one can lose sight of the trauma and brutality contained...
balkans

Special Report | Can Austria Help Bring the Balkans Into the EU?

Can Austria help bring Southeastern Europe into the EU’s fold? After all, as State Chancellor Klemens von Metternich knew, “the Balkans begin at Rennweg” In July 2018, Austria will again assume the European Union presidency, just as enlargement comes back on the...
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