Under the motto "Reading is travelling in the mind" as part of our Reading Summer 2021, we are pleased to welcome Lisbeth Bischoff to the Stäfeli on 20 August 2021.
Women for the Crown - non-fiction
Monarchs are fascinating, even though they have long since ceased to hold political power. While the affairs of state were once firmly in male hands, the royals have now arrived in the 21st century: Half of Europe's monarchies will soon be ruled by women, thanks to new succession laws. Princesses Elizabeth of Belgium, Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Victoria and Estelle of Sweden, and Infanta Leonor of Spain are well prepared for crown and scepter. They have been taught from an early age how to deal with the media, how to be responsible, how to represent and how to present themselves in a modern way, often by middle-class mothers like Queen Máxima, Crown Princess Mette-Marit or Queen Letizia, who have been able to stand their ground on the smooth royal parquet. Nobility expert Lisbeth Bischoff sheds light on the role of women on the thrones of the present and future and provides exciting insights behind royal palace walls.
In cooperation with the Vorarlberg bookstore Brunner, Lisbeth Bischoff will read from her book "Women for the Crown".
Lisbeth Bischoff, born in 1955 in Hohenems in Vorarlberg, has been working for the ORF since 1972. For decades she has been interviewing world stars from the fields of society, film, culture, politics and sport and reporting from the royal houses of this world for European television stations (ORF, ZDF, RTL, SAT1), international lifestyle magazines and daily newspapers. Since 2004 she has been working for ORF as a society and aristocracy reporter. In 2014 she thrilled as a "Dancing Star".