Escape the noise of the Alpbach crowds and join us for a literary meditation that will transport you to a different world. Welcome to our yearly 24-hour Reading Marathon. This year, we celebrate a world-famous – yet unequivocally European – female writer: Olga Tokarczuk. Our selection, “The Books of Jacob”, is an epic of myth and history, celebrating cultural diversity and crying out for tolerance.
We’ll kick off our marathon with a short introduction to the author, the work and their political significance for today’s Europe.