“Max Goldt should be read, spoken about and awarded prizes”, postulated Daniel Kehlmann, who declared him one of the “most important authors today” and “perhaps the funniest ever to write in this language.” Goldt’s book tours through the German-speaking countries are the stuff of legends. His often dark humour always plays the most important role, supported by clever observations, seasoned with absurd hyperbole or idioms. In December, he’s finally back at Mousonturm. Then we’re ready for Christmas.