Name: Sylvia Schuster
Company: Carlsen Verlag
Question #1: Where and when do you read?
Actually I love to read everywhere – but my favorite place is reading on a train, especially the train I take when it’s raining in the morning and I can’t go by bike to Carlsen. I love the atmosphere of busy people araound me, raindrops on the window glass and me sitting there on this silent island with my book (or newspaper)…
Question #2: Which book have you most given as a present?
I have a 10-year-old daughter and she has got lots of bookworms as friends. Her favorite books for her friends are Harry Potter and books by Philip Pullman and Margit Auer.
My most given book is probably DER PFAU by Isabel Bogdan and Jaume Cabré’s DIE STIMMEN DES FLUSSES.
Question #3: What do you remember about your first book fair?
… these were times I used to smoke and my (very, very) small cabin, in which I had my meetings, was sooooo smoky and on my table was this overflowing ashtry. Unbelievable!
Question #4: Tell us the resolutions you have made for this year.
On the business side it’s working with less stress, working more calmly… and doing my yoga lessons each Thursday morning in Carlsen’s conference room with a couple of colleagues. So if it’s not Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, my resolutions work definitely on Thursdays!
Question #5: Tell us about a bad habit, an obsession or a particular attitude you have picked up since starting to work at Carlsen Verlag
It’s eating chocolate in the afternoons and chatting too long with my colleague instead of working… 😊