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Barbi Marković

Barbi Marković

born 1980 in Belgrade, studied German literature in Vienna and Belgrade. In Belgrade she worked as a publishing editor for Rende Verlag. She has been living in Vienna since 2009, 2011/2012 she was Writer of the City of Graz, a literary residency that resulted in "Graz Alexanderplatz". In 2009 she entered the German literary scene with "Ausgehen" (Going out, orig. published 2006 "Izlaženje"), a remix novel of Thomas Bernhard's story "Gehen" ("Walking"). The pop literature sensation has followed up with short stories, plays, and audio plays and has received several prizes and grants. "Superheroines" is the first novel the author has written partly in German, partly in Serbian.

Books

Coverabbildung von "Die verschissene Zeit"

Barbi Marković - Die verschissene Zeit

Belgrad, 1995: Marko, seine Schwester Vanja und Kasandra aus der Roma-Siedlung leben im „riesigen psychowirtschaftlichen Desaster“ der 90er-Jahre – einem Teufelskreis aus Armut, Gewalt, Inflation, Drogen und neuen Technologien. Doch gibt es in diesem genialen Roman auch Gangs und Dealer, einen verrückten Wissenschaftler und eine Zeitmaschine, eine Balkan-Pop-Ikone und schrägen Sex, es gibt Bombardements und Zerstörung, aber auch Musik und Freundschaft. Und als die drei Jugendlichen in das Kriegsjahr 1999 katapultiert werden, begreifen sie, dass sie ihre Stadt aus den verheerenden 90ern befreien müssen. In einer rasanten Verfolgungsjagd versuchen sie, den Schlüssel zur Zeitschleife zu finden und Geschichte neu zu schreiben.

Coverabbildung von "Superheroines"

Barbi Marković Mascha Dabić (Translated by) - Superheroines

Every Saturday, three superheroines meet in a run-down café called Sette Fontane. There is Mascha, the brave supportive one, Direktorka, the inexperienced one ready for adventure, and Marija's granddaughter who has a flexible conscience and revenge in her veins. The three have dark, chaotic powers and want to bring justice to Vienna's suburbs as they plan a futile uprising of the middle class. "Lightening of Fate" and "Annihilation" are the weapons that grandma Marija already successfully used to destabilize an entire country. After failed appearances and painful years of learning in Berlin, Belgrade, Sarajevo and other cities, our three superheroines ultimately find triumph in the darkest of all happy ends.