Dubrovnik Shakespeare Festival
"Among the great American writers." – Die Welt
Michael's new novel CADAQUES was published (Berlin: PalmArtPress) in February 2014. English edition (ISBN 978-3-941524-40-8) / German edition (ISBN 978-3-941524-34-7) translated by Esther Kriegel
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Cadaqués is the story of a group of hard-drinking writers and artists in a little fishing village near the Spanish / French border. Cal is an American writer who drinks more than he writes. Layla is a beautiful young English woman interested in literature. One can be too careful in life, or one can be too wild. Where is the line? Salvador Dali, Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Picasso and other greats once lived in the village. Some still seek to follow in those decadent footsteps. As one character puts it, "No Lost Generation here, darling. This is Cadaqués. We are finding ourselves!"
Cadaqués is presented as part of the U.S. Embassy American Literature Series 2014. Recent embassy-sponsored readings have taken place in Leipzig, Hamburg, Kiel, Berlin and Freiburg. Heidelberg date T.B.D.
To view a video of Michael reading Cadaqués at the English Theatre Berlin on 11 February 2014, click HERE.
Hear the 9 January radio interview with Michael about the book on the British program Chat and Spin here: chatandspinradio.com
"With literary ferocity, Michael Lederer tells the story of a summer that begins in exceedingly good spirits, but ends with a long fall....Cadaqués is a wonderful novel that masterfully upholds a balance between melancholy and joy. With deep empathy for the artistic endeavors or individual failures of its characters, the novel describes a summer that, as its participants must know, is to be the last of its kind." - InKultura magazine
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