Events - 15.11.2011 - 00:00 

A reading with Philipp Probst

On Friday, 25 November 2011, the HSG Library will be staging a reading with the St.Gallen writer Philipp Probst. The author will present texts from his book "Der Storykiller" from 7.30 p.m.
Source: HSG Newsroom


16 November 2011. At this public reading, Philipp Probst will be reading from his latest book and speaking to the audience about the setting of his work. The event will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Andreas Härter, HSG Lecturer in German Language and Literature.

The story behind the "Storykiller"

The "Aktuell" newspaper sends the young reporter Alex Gaster to the Bernese Oberland because a well-known politician had a fall on the Faulhorn mountain, and Alex is meant to do research into the background of the fatal accident. Together with his boss, the committed young talent scents a big story. But to begin with, the political editor of "Aktuell" occupies Page 1 with his stories about the Swiss Army, while Alex is literally scraping the barrel – but then finds pointers which might provide him with a scoop at last.

Journalist and lorry driver

Philipp Probst, who was born in St.Gallen in 1965, worked for several newspapers and journals as a reporter, news journalist and political journalist for more than 20 years. In between, he was on the road as a lorry driver all over Europe time and again. Today, he works as a freelance author, journalist and driver. His first book, "Der Fürsorger", was made into a film in 2009. Philipp Probst lives in Basel.

Free admission

This reading is part of the series “Das andere Buch an der Uni”, in the context of which the HSG Library organises two public readings a year. Admission is free of charge.