The reading is on Saturday, the 06.08.2022 in the Marquee opposite the Humboldt Building on the campus of the TU Ilmenau. , admission 19:30, start 20:00.

Tickets in advance for 5 EUR (students) and 8 EUR (earners), there are in the city information and the bookstore, at the box office one euro more.

Supported by the student council of the TU Ilmenau and the city of Ilmenau

Reading with Akram El-Bahay

Akram El-Bahay
Akram El-Bahay works as a journalist and author. As the child of an Egyptian father and a German mother, he grew up with influences from two cultures. This is also reflected in his novels: classic fantasy stories about dragons and magic that are as much reminiscent of The Lord of the Rings as they are of oriental fairy tales. He was nominated for several literary awards with his first novel Flammenwüste, winning the Seraph fantasy literature award in the Best Debut category. (Source:

Ministry of Souls – The Shadow Gate

Jack works for the Ministry of Souls. His first assignment leads him to a murder of several Arab state guests of Kings Victoria at Buckingham Palace. While searching for the souls of the deceased, he notices that one woman is still alive. When he is attacked by a malicious being, he has only one way out to save the young woman: he takes her to the intermediate realm, violating one of the basic rules of the Soulmen. In an attempt to bring her back from limbo, he uncovers a conspiracy that threatens even the Queen’s life …