Love Virtually

Next Tuesday, March 12, at 6.30pm the Austrian session of the European Book Club will take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum. The focus of this session, which will be moderated by Hannah Liko, ACFNY Deputy Director and Head of its Literature Department, will be Love Virtually, by Daniel Glattauer (SilverOak, 2011, translated by Katharina Bielenberg and Jamie Bulloch).

This virtual romance begins by chance: When Leo mistakenly receives e-mail from a stranger named Emmi, he replies – and Emmi writes back. Soon, secrets are shared, sparks fly, and erotic tension simmers. Even though Emmi is married, it seems only a matter of time until they meet. But will their feelings survive a real-life encounter? And, if so, what then? Funny and fast-paced, Love Virtually offers plenty of twists, turns, and satisfaction.

Daniel Glattauer is an Austrian journalist and writer who has worked for more than 20 years as a columnist for the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard”. Three collections of his articles have been published in Austria, and Every Seventh Wave, the bestselling sequel to Love Virtually, was translated and published in
English in August 2012.

Praise for Love Virtually
“One of the cleverest and most magical love-dialogues in modern literature.” – Der Spiegel

“What Glattauer has constructed is an ingenious tightly plotted suspense story. As with a thriller, there is pleasure to be had here in trying to predict the turn of events — and having one’s predictions confounded.” – Times Literary Supplement:

The book Love Virtually and its sequel Every Seventh Wave are available in our library in German and English.

For more information on New York’s European Book Club, please visit europeanbookclub.org.

To register for this event, please e-mail: austria.nyc@europeanbookclub.org