Over the winter months 2005/06 Vienna Lit encouraged
who have come to Vienna from different cultural backgrounds to write
about their experiences and their relationship with the city and the
Viennese. We have collected these original prose and poetry
contributions in English for our anthology Vienna Views,
which demonstrate views of Vienna that shed a new light on the city and
challenge what Austrians are perhaps taking for granted.
Our brief was to write autobiographical texts about a
special place, a memorable encounter, a strange incident, or whatever
else Vienna meant to the author. Entries could be enthusiastic or
critical, amusing, sad, or shocking, but they ought to present the
writers’ personal relationship with the city.
The 20 most interesting texts made it into the anthology Vienna Views
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