Bov Bjerg is a writer and cabaret performer. He studied linguistics, political science and literature. Together with his friends, he founded the Salbader (Chatterbox) magazine and various reader scenes in Berlin. Bov says he became a writer unexpectedly, though he has always written something for himself and has acted as a reciter for quite a while. However, by far, he’s got three of his books published: novels Deadline (2008), Auerhaus (2015), and also a collection of short stories Modernization of My Mother (2016).
Auerhaus instantly became a bestseller. The novel has been translated into many languages and has hit dozens of theatre stages in Germany. “I do not see a theatre play in this book,” says the author, contrary to all literary critics, “though, I’m probably wrong”.
We will talk with the author about unexpected transformations of his own professional identity, synergy and interdisciplinarity on Berlin culture stage, as well as his book Auerhaus, which will be published this summer (translated by Anna Savchenko, publishing house PUBlISHING) as part of Goethe-Institut Ukraine Teenager (Anti)utopia project To the Touch.