More Often Than Not All Very Fast
Translation sold to Graywolf Press in the US!
4th edition just arrived!
Won the "Discovered!" Amazon award!
Shortlisted for the lovelybooks "Reader prize - The best books of 2012"!
Presented in the fall edition 2012 of NEW BOOKS IN GERMAN!
First translation sold to Keter Books in Israel!
Film rights sold!
Praise for More Often Than Not All Very Fast:
“Depth! The love for a disabled person is presented here without kitsch or tricks. [...] Tender observations and humor without derision. Great in its laconism. For me: True literature!”
Airen, FAZ (at the Bachmann Prize nomination)
"A wonderful book. A love story, a crime novel, a time document. A great piece of literature."
Christine Westermann, Bücher WDR 5, 2012
"Dynamic, profound, tragicomic, scary, surreal, funny, all of this is the book. And so much more."
Buchkultur Wien, 2012
"A heartbreaking novel about love and life."
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About the author
Christopher Kloeble (novelist, playwright, screen writer) born 1982 in Munich/Germany, studied in Dublin, at the German Creative Writing Program Leipzig and at the University for Film and Television in Munich. He has written for Süddeutsche Zeitung, DIE ZEIT and tageszeitung. His plays U-Turn and Memory have been staged in major theatres in Vienna, Munich, Heidelberg and Nuremberg. For his first novel Amongst Loners he won the Juergen Ponto-Stiftung prize for best debut 2008; his second book A Knock at the Door was published 2009. The third, More Often Than Not All Very Fast, appeared in March 2012. His first movie script, Inclusion, was produced in 2011 and nominated for the Prix Europa 2012 for Best Movie Script. He lives in Berlin and Delhi.
Grants, Fellowships & Awards
2015 Guest professor at Dartmouth College, NH/USA
2014 Writer-In-Residence at Grinnell College, Iowa/USA
2013 Writer-In-Residence of the Goethe Institute Bangalore/India; Writer-In-Residence of Writers OMI in Ledig House/USA
2012 nominated for the Prix Europa for the movie script for Inclusion; ABU Prize for Inclusion; "Entdeckt!"-Amazon Award for More Often Than Not All Very Fast;
Writer-In-Residence of NYU and the German Literary Fonds in New York/USA; Writer-In-Residence of the German Book Office Delhi at Sangam House in Bangalore/India
2011 Writer-In-Residence at Cambridge University in the UK; Stipend of the German Literary Fonds for More Often Than Not All Very Fast; Writer-In-Residence at the Künstlerhaus Lukas at the Baltic Sea/Germany
2010 nominated for the Ingeborg-Bachmann-Prize; Writer-In-Residence at the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa/USA; Writer-In-Residence of the Literary Colloquium Berlin
2009 Stipend of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung in Cadenabbia/Italy; Writer-In-Residence in Pouch Cove/Newfundland
2008 nominated for the Heidelberger Stückemarkt
2007 Stipend of the Bavarian Television
2004-2005 Writer-In-Residence of the city of Ranis/Germany
Select list of publications
2012 Novel "Meistens alles sehr schnell" (dtv)
2011 Movie script for "Inklusion"
2011 Short story "In the eye" in "Washington Square Review"
2011 Short story "Vierundachtzig Schritte" in "Alle meine Lieben" (dtv)
2010 Essay "Leibgeschriebenes" in "Ich gründe eine Akademie für Selbstachtung" (PeterLang Verlag)
2010 Short story "Eine kurze Geschichte über das Lieben" in "Lust.Liebe.Sex." (Beltz u. Gelberg)
2010 Short story "Wenn es klopft" in "Urlaubslesebuch" (dtv)
2010 Short story "Licht" in
"Gothic - Darker Stories" (Beltz u. Gelberg)
Short story "Herr Erwig" in "Radiogeschichten" (Ö1)
2009 Short stories "Wenn es klopft" (dtv premium)
2009 Hosentaschengeschichte #1 "Miami, nä" (Hosentaschen Verlag)
2009 Short story "13:24:51" in "Gothic - Dark Stories" (Beltz u. Gelberg)
2009 Short story "Zwanzig Sekunden Mathematik" in "Zeit der Witze" (Mitteldeutscher Verlag)
2008 Novel "Unter Einzelgängern" (dtv premium)
2008 Short story "Die ewigen drei" in "Geschichten + Gerichte" (Dölling und Galitz Verlag)
"Memory (Morgen war gestern)" (Drei Masken Verlag)
2007 Short story "Easy Seller" in "Tippgemeinschaft" (Jahresanthologie des DLL)
"Wenn möglich, bitte wenden" (Drei Masken Verlag)
2006 Short story "Generalprobe" in "Ich siebenhändiger Mann" (quartus-Verlag)
2005 Short story "Im Auge" in "Wissen und Gewissen" (Stämpfli Verlag)
2004 Short story "Mein liebster Moment" in "Tippgemeinschaft" (Jahresanthologie des DLL)
2003 Short story "Fred" in "Nehmt mich beim Wort" (C. Bertelsmann)
English sample translation of Amongst Loners
Praise for Amongst Loners:
“A plea for hope, written with a delicate touch and never lacking in humor.”
“There are indications that Christopher Kloeble could be the literary discover of 2008 in the German-speaking world.”
Frankfurter Rundschau, 2008
“A song of praise to literature as a medium for understanding.”
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2008
“This is not a book for romantically inclined people who require pure harmony for the celebration of love. And yet this is a declaration of love to the family.”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2008
Synopsis of A Knock At The Door
Praise for A Knock At The Door:
"Naive romanticism are alien to this composed author who is interested in social issues."
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2009
"With his particular brand of precision, which we remember from his prizewinning debut novel, Kloeble describes what he sees, smells, tastes, what life makes him feel. [...] And lets the reader enter a deep abyss."
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 2009
"The book A Knock at the Door is a chameleon: here and there funny, threatening, also sometimes filled with bitterness. [...] What’s special about Kloeble is the loving respect he shows each of his characters, no matter if they’re good or not-so-good people, whether they’re at fault or whether they’re victims. This makes each story a reader’s delight."