In the first week of May, nine queer authors from different European countries met at Waldschlösschen Academy (AWS) to write a book in one week. They drew inspiration from shared experiences, music and nature.
In their sharing, the authors laid bare many layers and colours. This also inspired the title of their book, Layers of naked. Their exchange was real, unravelled, honest, vulnerable and open.The book gives voice to identities that are often unheard and unseen. It is a collection of stories that tell about woe and worry, longing and belonging, rejection and inclusion. The authors forged their experiences into exciting narratives. That makes this book relevant, revealing and unputdownable.
This book is the second of the 'BuchLabs Series', a joint initiative of AWS and Uitgeverij Oostenwind, with the support of the European Cultural Foundation. This second book was also supported by the Hannchen-Mehrzweck-Stiftung.
Caroline Ausserer, Niu Borge, Jona Brink, né Fink, Anna Gulczyńska, Anna Heger, Karim Kehrwieder, Benjamin Löhmke & Wim Rooth. 'Layer of naked'. BuchLabs Series. 104 Seiten, 12 x 19 cm. ISBN 978-94-93149-02-1. Price: Price: €10, $11,25 (US), $16 (AUS), £ 8,70.
The book can be ordered at bookshops around the world and at www.buchlabs.org/naked.