Kristina Hočevar

Kristina Hočevar

Ljubljana, Slowenien

Zu Gast im LCB:
Juli 2018

Die Lyrikerin wurde 1977 geboren. Sie unterrichtet Slowenisch, außerdem lektoriert sie und übersetzt aus dem Englischen. Bisher erschienen sechs Gedichtbände, zuletzt »Auf den Zähnen Aluminium, auf den Lippen Kreide« (Slowenischer Schriftstellerverband, 2017, dt: Ann Catrin Bolton). Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Auswärtigen Amts.

Kristina Hocevar © privat

What are you working on at the moment?
After spending a week on some editing and proofreading the translation of Shirley Jacksons stories I’ve started working on an installation, the idea is still in its diapers. I am focusing on the concept, on the media I am going to use and on potential artists to work with. Along with that I am writing poetry. Part of a subject comes from visiting Berlin.

How does your stay in the Literary Colloquium Berlin affect you and your work?
I got here right after my summer vacation started (I teach secondary school) and first needed a few days to get used to the fact I don’t have to wake up early in the morning and go to work. Berlin is a great city to fully free ones mind. Staying at LCB living in this neat house by the lake for a month is opportunity to use as much time and space for my creative work as I want to without interruption from the usual home environment. At the same time the city itself offers so much to explore it looks like a perfect combination – to be in this calm place for work and to have a lot of exciting things available there 30 min by train. Being here I feel my work is appreciated.

What experiences will you take home?
A variety of them. But first there would be sound impressions: the sound of train, the sound of musical rehearsal at breakfast and – of course – sounds of German language in its many varieties. Hopefully finding out more about exciting work of my colleagues who are staying here and learn more about other writers living in Berlin (‘Berliners event’ was one of the opportunities already) in a such a vibrant community.

The interview took place in August 2018.

Kristina Hočevar im LCB, August 2018, © LCB