In case you've been wondering where I was all last week: I spent my holiday in Klagenfurt, Austria, where one of the most important prizes in German literature was awarded after a three-day reading competition. Sounds good? Don't worry if you missed it - all submissions are freely available and translated into eight languages at bachmannpreis.eu. And while my favorite text by Linus Reichlin didn't win anything, I had a bunch of nice sunny days at the Wörthersee nevertheless. For a longer personal commentary on the competition in German, check out my other blog words on a watch.