Competing Projects 2022
Richard Harding Davis, Gallegher der Laufbursche und andere Stories.Edition A·B·Fischer, Fischer&Fischer GbR
Brand new translation into the German language of a tremendous succussful story book by the american Author Richard Harding Davis, a journalist and author of wildly popular short stories in New York who also became famous as a war correspondent during World War I. His book „Gallegher and other stories“ appeared first in 1891 and became a bestseller between short times. The title story features a newspaper boy who is able to solve a murder. All stories of the book connect good entertainment with a great social approach, featuring poor street children, and daily criminal affairs in the United States if America around 1900, mixed with deep emphasis for the poor and a good part of humor – a real rediscovery!
The translator from the American English, Hans-Christian Oeser, is a well known professional who got popular for his translations mainly of Irish literature
and his own writing about the literary world of Ireland and Great Britain.