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Ulli Lust wins the Max und Moritz-Award 2018

04.06.2018

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For her graphic novel Wie ich versuchte, ein guter Mensch zu sein Ulli Lust is to receive the 2018 Max and Moritz Prize in the category of Best German-language Comic. The winners of the most important prize for graphic literature and comic art in the German-speaking world will be announced on 1 July 2018 at the International Comic Salon in Erlangen. This year sees the prize being awarded for the 18th time.

From the Jury's statement:
»In How I Tried to Be A Good Person Ulli Lust works through an explosive ménage-à-trois which culminates in attempted murder in a Vienna of the early 1990s.

Uninhibited and relentless, she dives into the darkest depths while connecting her experiences to grand themes: love and sex, up through and beyond both age and cultural limits; women's sexual autonomy; alternative families and relationship models; ethnic stereotypes; the politics of immigration; and the dream of a different society.

And she manages to convince us, for Ulli Lust does not depict herself as either a victim or a perpetrator, but as a young, at times rather naive, egoistic and sexually demanding woman overwhelmed by her rolls as a partner, lover, and mother.«

For more information please visit the author's Foreign Rights Website or contact the respective Rights Manager.

 

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