about

Valerie Springer spent her childhood and youth in various European countries. In later years she lived in Jamaica for a long time, half a year in Mauritius and then for several years in India. Today, Austria is her summertime homebase. During the winter months she lives in Goa. She is married and her two children are already grown up.

In addition to novels, she writes essays, poetry and children's poems and designs and moderates a radio show once a month.

She advocates freedom of content and form in art, while opposing conformity to commercialized dogmas. She follows an empathic and open worldview, not committed to traditional teaching, and believes in the spiritual an psychic development capacity of man and mankind.  

last exit. Radio Broadcast Show.

In her monthly radio show at an independent broadcasting station in Austria Valerie Springer voices her strong belief in the necessity of a paradigm shift. 

(mostly in German, only a few with English interview partners)

podcast


time-and-out. The Travel.

From March 2017 to April 2019 Valerie Springer left for a worldtravel-tour through the Americas.

travelblog in English


Resolution. Novel.

(Original title: Auflösung. Eine Spurensuche. Translated into English by Marie Speigner, MA)

A contemporary novel against the background of Operation Anthropoid: The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich, the "Butcher of Prague," during World War II. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of this outstanding act of resistance against the Nazis in 1942 published in English in 2017.

Prague in the spring of 1942. German troops have marched in; the people are oppressed by violence and despotism. Seven young men are on the run after an unprecedented act of resistance. They die in their apparently safe hideout. Who has betrayed them? 
Vienna, summer, more than half a century later. In her search for clues, Anna, a reporter, enters into a bloody past. What really happened at that time in former Czechoslovakia? And what is the role of the old man who lured her to Prague with an obscure job offer? 
A novel about the power of the past, the courage for self-discovery, and the meaning of love. A story full of suspense and poetry. 

The assassination of Reinhard Heydrich was marked by absurd failures and bizarre incidents. As it was the only successful assassination attempt on one of the rulers of the Third Reich, it holds a special position in history. 

(available in print or e-book)

click here to watch the youtube-trailer 


The Mistress, the Husband, His Wife and the Two Sons. Novel.

(Original title: Die Geliebte, der Mann, dessen Frau und die zwei Söhne. Translated into English by Marie Speigner, MA)

A Tale about the End of Time.

Time: more than a physical quantity.
The flow of time: a mystery for physicists and philosophers alike. 

Fanny is neither a physicist nor a philosopher. Fanny is unique. The only one of her kind. In an era beyond our history, in an era of myths and mystery, it came to pass that only a few people mastered the art of defying time. After many centuries that have passed since these times, there is only one left who has mastered this art. And whether she is worthy of this art is not at issue here. 
Nikolaus loves Sylvie. Sylvie loves Maximilian and Ritz and Nikolaus. And Ritz, as he calls himself, loves the beautiful Anette. And Fanny? She loves Nikolaus. And Max. Fanny loves everyone and everyone loves Fanny. Above all else, however, Fanny loves the physical quantity of time. A tragic love, as we shall see. "Panta rhei", Fanny quotes Heraclitus, "everything flows". And by this she means time, the events within time, and possibly even more. 
A narrative that asks many questions and provides many answers. Yet not to the questions it poses. 


Awarded with the Theodor Körner Prize for literature. 

(available in print or e-book


A few days in a strange city. Novel.

Only available in German language. Original title: Ein paar Tage in einer fremden Stadt. 

Hubertus, 40 years old, a successful odor researcher, is pursued by a question he can not ignore. Can something lost be brought back? Is there the cycle, the infinite repetition, or is it lost, which is no more? He meets the young Calliope, who is named after an asteroid and smells of his deceased wife. He is overtaken by his past, by memories he can not forget. In order to open oneself, to renew, first the chapter must be closed, in which all his previous life stands.

(available as print or e-book)


The Toucan with His Large Beak. Children Poems. 

Only available in German language. Original title: Der Tukan mit dem großen Schnabel.

Together with Swiss graphic artist and illustrator Marius Buner, Valerie Springer has initiated a private non-profit project and published this book of poems, which was printed in December 2015 and from January 2016 onwards given away for free to children in oncological children's hospitals and children's cancer aid organizations in Austria and Switzerland.

Click here for more information in English: KinderbuchKrebshilfe

(available as print)


Prophecy. A Search for Purity. Novel.

Only available in German language. Original title: Wahrsagung.

A prostitute who is not so young anymore...
A very young man who has the rare ability to see the true future...
And the word "love" never falls between them.
What is true?
What do truth, truthfulness, honesty and authenticity mean?
Neo-Nazi activities, fascism and xenophobia form the background of a story with no taboos. In the setting of an icy cold winter, interspersed with steaming hot erotic scenes, this novel describes "the search for purity before oneself".

WARNING: The printed edition contains a pornographic scene and as a movie would be rated NC-17.


(available as print and e-book)  


Destruction.A Chronology. Novel.

Only available in German language. Original title: Vernichtung.


Cornelius Mayer loves his career, sex, success, and big money. Until he meets the beautiful hippie girl Elina. When she goes missing without a trace, he becomes a hunter and avenger in the merciless quagmire of the modern world economy's globalization imperialism. 


Valerie Springer's critical examination of the economic, social, cultural and ecological impacts of globalization should become a matter of course in our understanding of the modern world. Her accusation in the form of a furious novel about an insider's breathtaking vendetta is, in equal parts, thrilling suspense and factual testament. In addition to the author's impressive factual knowledge, this work also demonstrates her mastery of language, as she so hauntingly intertwines a delicate love story with global terror that the depicted events gain universal significance.

(available as print and e-book)


9½ Hours. A Love in Jamaica. Novel. 

Only available in German language. Original title: 9 1/2 Stunden. Eine Liebe auf Jamaika.


The story of a unique love, interwoven with the unique history of the Jamaican Maroons: The evening before she leaves Jamaica, a young European woman meets a mysterious man. In the hours between sunset and sunrise, he tells her about his life. The short time she spends with him reveals to her the magic of love in its inescapability, and changes her life. The historical facts about the Jamaican Maroons are unique. No ethnic group before or after them has ever succeeded in opposing a power that so vastly outnumbered them, as did the Maroons without weapons or sufficient provisions. Their struggle against the English colonial rulers dragged on for centuries; their state within the state in Jamaica exists to this day.


This tantalizingly erotic and poetically portrayed love story, with its strong basis of diligent research, provides a wealth of information on the exceptional historical account of the Jamaican Maroons and their society.


(oiginal edition out of stock; revised new edition 2018 available as e-book)


Jealous? Who, Me? Nonfiction.

Only available in German language. Original title: Eifersüchtig? Ich doch nicht!


Jealousy: We all know it - we all hate it. In a compellingly refreshing style, this how-to book guides female and male readers alike through the depths and shallows of this agonizing obsession.
Numerous case examples illustrate how differently - and yet ever the same - the trap of jealousy can creep into anyone's love life.
Pain, revenge, forgiveness - this trip on the rollercoaster of passions provides an invigorating and well-rounded reading experience, with an abundance of practical advice, interesting statistical facts about cheating and its consequences, as well as a questionnaire providing a playful way for readers to explore their own patterns of jealousy, along with the constructive potential of this all-consuming emotion.


(original edition available as print and audible; revised new edition 2018 available as e-book)

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