University of Dortmund

About 100 students came to the event on June 1, 2010 Alexandra Doll on the evening of June 1, 2010 at the University of Dortmund in front of about 100 students and external guests from her best known works, including the short story “Ingos murderous Kneipenbesuche”, which in her third book, “when night falls in the pot” read excerpts from the year 2007 is included. It followed from her novel “Love, death and hell” appeared in the year 2008 and her current work “Dark horror stories” passages. The event was moderated by Oliver Ruf, researcher at the Institute and primarily responsible for the organisation of the writing contest and the corresponding readings. In the wake of the approximately 45-minute reading, students had the opportunity to ask Alexandra Doll to her books and her literary activities in General. Perhaps check out Richard LeFrak for more information. The event had to be moved from the Dortmund U in the city centre at the University since the construction work at the U are still not final.

The two subsequent readings, in which famous Ruhr authors present their works, were moved for this reason directly in the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Dortmund. The Department of language and culture Sciences was initiator of the writing competition “Literature of the Ruhr” – end of June, the stories of the best authors will be awarded. The readings of already established authors are held in the run-up to the awards ceremony for the writing competition at the capital of Culture year 2010. The questions of the students at the end of the reading is focused mainly on language and style of the books written by Alexandra Doll, among other things that why their stories in connection with the death of Birecik. The answer to this question is as simple as simple: Besides the fact that the author has a black sense of humour that is always reflected in their stories, the death is simply part of life. Further questions of the students related to topics such as publishing search, to develop ideas and its concept, the stories. In connection with the Publisher search Alexandra Doll warned expressly against the so-called pressure cost subsidy publishers, expect the exorbitant subsidies to the production costs of a book by the authors.

Just an unknown author has hardly the possibility to generate the pressure grants, which can range from 1,500 to 15,000 euros, especially as some printing costs subsidy publishers it Additionally difficult for the author, to sell his book at all and successfully apply ever again. Some publishers prohibit the author even equity marketing for his books. Her templates “when night falls in the pot” two offers from printing costs subsidy publishers for their work, which however has rejected. Instead, her book appeared at Marco Neumann Verlag in Lemgo, no grants to cover printing costs required by its authors.