BRIMEN (dpa) – The effects of Russia’s aggressive war on Ukraine are so widespread that even small things have to change.
Putin can no longer be called Putin, and this was also evident by David Savir. Because even the Pug detective and former chancellor who hears this name in his bestselling novels “Miss Merkel” no longer wants to be called by that name. From the next version, Putin will be called Pupsi. Small, as Savier knows, who says it in a somewhat fleeting way. And really for laughter that dies instantly when you think of the war in the East.
Author – Boundary Factor
The 55-year-old writer could certainly be considered a transnational. Its topics are as diverse as the genres used. He writes books and screenplays about the Holocaust, loves comedy and magical realism. “Bad Karma”, “Jesus Loves Me” and “28 Days Long” are two novels “Miss Merkel” and the TV comedy series “Berlin, Berlin” which he developed is a script for the award-winning feature film “Love gets”. Chamber” are only very small excerpts from his work.
“I love writing different stories. It comes from your heart,” Safer says. The fact that two ‘Miss Merkel’ novels one and two (Kindler Publishers) have been on the bestseller lists for a long time is what surprises and delights him equally. It shouldn’t be my last.” However, he can already imagine a third episode. The main protagonist – former Chancellor Angela Merkel – is an artificial character. Her caring husband, quantum chemist Akeem, appears in the books as well as a lovable but somewhat clumsy bodyguard as well Putin, who will soon be called Pupsi.The first novel on its own was written approximately in six months, while the second novel took a little longer at eleven months.
The power of comedy in times of crisis
They are classic detective stories and crime comedies that are relaxing, but they don’t contain trifles at the expense of others. “My goal is not to make people laugh, but to have fun with them,” Safier says. But do formulas like comedy have a place in dealing with suffering, war, or the Holocaust? Or is it strictly prohibited? Where are the borders? “This also struck me very much as a theme: the power of comedy in misery and drama,” says the author.
He is inclined – “attracted” by Savir says – to the subject of the Holocaust. He has Jewish roots although he left the Jewish community. Ambassador’s grandparents died in the Holocaust, and his father was arrested by the National Socialists in Vienna but he managed to escape to Palestine. In the bestselling novel 28 Long Days, David Savier describes the difficult and deadly daily life of the Warsaw Ghetto and the life of a young heroine who is a smuggler.
Love Gets a Room is also about drama and about love and survival against the backdrop of a theatrical encounter that Safier encounters. It was performed in January 1942 at the “Vimina Theater” in the Warsaw ghetto. “People made fun of this comedy at their misery at the time, five months before they were deported,” says Ambassador, who bought the rights to the play. A radio play, book, and motion picture, created and modeled by Safier, was largely modeled on the play.
In principle, many of his books and films deal with global topics. The leitmotif in ’28 Long Days’ is the question: What kind of person do I want to be? says the author, who also learned some of his craft as a journalist. “What is morally right?” Of course Savir, whose roots go back to Bremen, does not take such an approach with “Miss Merkel”: “We hope that Miss Merkel’s novels are very well-made chocolates. Something people like, like, enjoy, distract.”
The success and sales numbers speak for themselves. The novels have also been published in Italy, Spain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Estonia, and others. And even if it’s an artificial character: many readers can imagine the former counselor as a principal investigator. “We also don’t know: it may have actually solved the Uckermark murder cases. So far it hasn’t been refuted,” says Ambassador with a smile.
Only Angela Merkel can explain this. She is said to have read books. But this is also not fully known: “We ask for your understanding that in general we do not provide any information about the private reading behavior of the former advisor. D. ”, her office told her.