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Britta Böhler

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Britta Böhler is a German-born author of Dutch nationality. She writes literary fiction, non fiction and crime novels. She lived in Amsterdam for many years and has recently returned to the country of her birth. On her booktube channel, The Second Shelf, she talks about books, reading and writing.

In 2013 she published her first novel (The Decision), a fictional account of three crucial days in the life of Thomas Mann. Written in German, (Der Brief des Zauberers, Aufbau Verlag), the novel has been translated into eight languages, including Dutch (De beslissing), French, Italian, Greek, Hebrew, Danish, Turkish and English (The Decision, Haus Publishing).

Together with author Rodney Bolt she also writes crime fiction under the pen name BRITTA
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“Meestal luistert hij voor hij naar bed gaat nog even naar muziek, maar vandaag heeft hij daar geen zin in. Hij bladert in het in wasdoek ingebonden schrift, leest willekeurige notities uit het verleden. De dagen rijgen zich aaneen, de tijd vliedt, week na week, op zondagen is de datum in rood gemarkeerd. Hij is ijverig geweest, bijna dagelijks staat genoteerd dat hij een paar regels heeft geschreven. Helaas ook vaak, veel te vaak, dat het werk hem zwaar valt, dat hij geen zin heeft, dat hij maar moeilijk opschiet. Na het korte bericht over het werk elke morgen volgen de gebeurtenissen van de dag. Bezoekers, uitstapjes, maaltijden met Katja en de kinderen, wandelingen, theaterbezoek, lectuur en correspondentie. Zijn stemmingen, zijn lijden. Zijn lichaam reageert gespannen op de verplichtingen van het leven, met pijnen en verteringsproblemen. Het leven is nu eenmaal vaak moeilijk te verteren.
Waarom schrijft hij dat allemaal op? Voor het nageslacht? Onwaarschijnlijk, de notities hebben geen enkele literaire waarde. Niemand heeft de schriften ooit gelezen, ook Katja en de kinderen niet. De dagboeken uit zijn jeugd heeft hij jaren geleden al verbrand, en ook wat zich sindsdien heeft opgehoopt zal hij op een dag in het vuur gooien.
Niettemin zit hij avond aan avond aan zijn bureau om de vervliegende dag vast te houden. Rekenschap afleggen tegenover zichzelf, dat is het waarschijnljk, verplichte zelfobservatie. En een steun in moeilijke tijden, ook dat.”
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Britta Böhler Hanneke wrote: "Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, Britta. Ik wens je alle goeds en vooral heel veel mooie boeken!"

Veel dank, Hanneke, en hetzelfde ook voor jou! X


Hanneke Gelukkig Nieuwjaar, Britta. Ik wens je alle goeds en vooral heel veel mooie boeken!


Britta Böhler Seemita wrote: "Thanks for reaching out, Britta. I look forward to chatting books with you :)"

Me, too! Lovely!


Seemita Thanks for reaching out, Britta. I look forward to chatting books with you :)


Britta Böhler Debbie "DJ" wrote: "Hi Britta, thanks for the add. Looking forward to your reviews and comments :)"

Thanx! And: likewise.


Debbie "DJ" Hi Britta, thanks for the add. Looking forward to your reviews and comments :)


Britta Böhler ·Karen· wrote: "Hello, Britta, pleased to make your acquaintance."

Likewise!!


·Karen· Hello, Britta, pleased to make your acquaintance.


Britta Böhler Kalliope wrote: "Thank you, Britta, for accepting my Friends request... I look forward to following your book choices and comments."

Likewise!


Kalliope Thank you, Britta, for accepting my Friends request... I look forward to following your book choices and comments.


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