A translation of Ingeborg Bachmann’s short story ‘Die blinden Passagiere’ (Stowaways) by Dr Lyn Marven has appeared in the latest issue of the literary magazine The Drawbridge on the theme of ‘Flight’.
You can read an excerpt from the story here.
Ingeborg Bachmann (1926-1973) was a poet and novelist from Austria. She is best known for her poetry collections Die gestundete Zeit (Borrowed Time, 1953) and Anrufung des Großen Bären (Invocation of the Great Bear, 1965); the short stories in Das dreißigste Jahr (The Thirtieth Year, 1961); and the novel Malina (1971). Her radio play Der gute Gott von Manhattan (The Good God of Manhattan, 1958) features a pair of talking squirrels. The Ingeborg Bachmann prize for literature has been awarded annually since 1977.
Dr Lyn Marven researches and translates contemporary German-language literature.