The reading is on Saturday, 28.10.2023 at Plano Solutions Gmbh – Str. des Friedens 21, Ilmenau, admission 9:30 am, start 10:00 am.

Admission free for children

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Reading with Boris Krug

Boris Koch, born on a winter’s night in 1973, grew up in the countryside of Bavarian Swabia. After completing his civilian service in a children’s psychiatric clinic, he studied ancient history and modern German literature with alternating minors in Munich, dropping out of both courses.
In 2000, he moved to Berlin, where, among other things, he worked for several years at the Otherland bookstore and founded the fantastic reading stage Das StirnhirnhinterZimmer with Christian von Aster and Markolf Hoffmann, which lasted ten years. Since spring 2015, he has been living in Leipzig as a freelance author with the author Kathleen Weise and their daughter, writing for young people and adults, fantastic and realistic, longer and shorter. Occasionally he also writes comic stories.
He received numerous nominations and awards. For the youth thriller Fire in the Blood, he received the renowned Hansjörg Martin Award, Four bags of ash was collected from the German Academy for Children’s and Youth Literature as Book of the Month, Das Kaninchenrennen (The Rabbit Race ) and Die Mondschatzjäger (The Moon Treasure Hunters ) both landed on the Münchner Bücherschau ‘s Die 100 Besten (The 100 Best ) list, and in 2023 he and illustrator Frauke Berger won the Krefeld Prize for Fantastic Literature for the first volume of the comic series Das Schiff der verlorenen Kinder (The Ship of Lost Children ).

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“The Dragon Whisperer

Young Ben wants nothing more than to become a dragon knight. But this dream seems far away: because after the death of his mother, he must fend for himself in the small town of Trollfurt, and when he is suddenly accused of a crime he did not commit, he even has to leave his home. In the vastness of the Great Earth Empire, Ben encounters the first wild dragon of his life – and realizes that dragons are quite different from what the legends claim …

Reading sample