LEIPZIG — In retrospect, Thomas Wehlim realizes that sending his half-finished novel to publishers before he’d written the crucial, explosive final scenes might seem like a brazen act of overconfidence. At the time, though, he badly needed the money. “I was kind of broke,” Mr. Wehlim said over coffee recently in the drafty, pigeon-infested food […]

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June 18th, 2015 by Thomas Josef Wehlim

Putin’s novel

Vladimir Putin’s press secretary has rejected reports that the Russian president is ill as rumors, adding that the news itself are a result of “Western madness” among some reporters. “No need to worry, everything is pretty ok. The president is busy working on his new novel ‘Light and Darkness’, which addresses the holy struggle of […]

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March 12th, 2015 by Thomas Josef Wehlim

Bestseller parade

NATO member Estonia has held a bestseller parade in border town of Narva, just 300 centimeters from the Russian border. Tallinn is a long-time critic of Moscow, which it accuses of having an aggressive book policy towards the Baltic nation. Tuesday’s bestseller parade was dedicated to Estonia’s Literature Day. Chief author commander Lt. Gen. John […]

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February 25th, 2015 by Thomas Josef Wehlim