Welcome to a new rubric here at KALTBLUT! We love books.. so let´s start a book club. Let me introduce you to the magic summer novel “Moritz & Ivahn” by the young author Christian Ludwig. “Moritz & Ivahn” is his 4th book and will be published 30.11. at Südblock, Berlin with a book reading and music by Earthkeptwarm. “Moritz & Ivahn” is published via Lieblingsempire.
Thinking in chapters is one thing, living chapters is the aggravating other. If an encounter which today calls the morning into question and sets it in brackets, caution is warranted and despair is long in view. Ivahn meets Moritz – Moritz finds a summer that will last a whole year, which he never wanted to promise.
It is a love story set on wobbly legs. It deals with more than just red pear cake and melancholy in advance. Rather, it is a sunny excursion with offset reverberation, which seems worthy of the connection.
The author:ChristianLudwig, born in 1982, workedin the idyllicThuringiafrom childhoodthroughsemi-finished or neverimplementedscreenplays, song lyrics orstories thatwereinthedrawer. Andsoheeventually arrivingin healthcarebelatedlywherehesaw himselfalready–with thepin on thedesk. Living inBerlinand in cooperationwith the publishing house“Lieblingsempire“ in 2011 he epublished thelongdesired: “Sendawoy”. Histhedebutnovel,a personal book aboutfriendship.Thiswas followedincooperationwithan associatedCorwoodManualSoundtrackEPand variouscommon musicalreadings.
The gloomynarrativepiece“This space is under construction” rejoined thefable“Navele andtheblue” whose story is based ona painting. With theself-proclaimedsummernovel “Moritz &Ivahn” ChristianLudwigmade in the end of 2014his most personalwork, whichgrewby working withmanydifferentartists, toa colorfuloverallproject.
For the new novel ChristianLudwig worked with photographers like Joseph Wolfgang Ohlert, Chris Phillips. Models are Marc Bieri, Marcel Danner und Sophie Nickolai.
Jacobo Labellas took over the illustration part for the novel. British musician Matt Parker and his project Earthkeptwarm produced two outstanding songs for the book: “Summer in the South” and “Winter in the North”! What do you want more as a young author?