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Gerald Votava

is an actor, musician, cabaret artist and author. He is known to cinema goers for his roles in 'Maikäfer flieg!', 'Hotel Rock´n´Roll' and 'Kater', among others, and has featured in numerous television series, including 'Schlawiner', 'Schnell ermittelt' and 'SOKO Donau'. He is currently on stage at the Rabenhoftheater in a production of Christine Nöstlinger's 'Iba de gaunz oamen Leit'. Votava is a guitarist in the bands 'Familie Lässig' and 'Die Jolly Friends', and has worked as a radio host for FM4 (to 2009) and Ö3 (to 1999). For his work with the 'Projekt X' cabaret group, Votava received the Austrian film and TV prize "Romy" and the "Salzburger Stier" art award.

Books

Coverabbildung von "Ned, dasi ned gean do warat"

Christine Nöstlinger Michael Köhlmeier (Foreword by) Gerald Votava (Afterword by) Barbara Waldschütz (Issustrated by) - Not that I wouldn't like to be there

Poems

Christine Nöstlinger's new vernacular poems are profound, pithy and full of darkly humorous overtones. They tell of hopes and fears, of avarice and of dealing with old age. The work-shy "Jasmin from stairway four" is a drain on her husband's pocket, "West Street Station Rudi" observes life's little and big ladies on the station platform every day, quiet Mr Meier only reveals his secret fantasies of violence to his goldfish – is that reason to call the police? The verses gathered from Christine Nöstlinger's estate provide a nuanced look at life by focusing on the margins of society. A must for all friends of Viennese vernacular poetry and Nöstlinger fans.