Michael Köhlmeier – Zwei Herren am Strand (The Statesman and the Tramp)

A stunning novel about Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin: about two gentlemen who couldn’t be more different and who – each in his own way – fight against evil.

Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin – two giants of world history, as different as possible and yet close friends. One created the masterpiece “The Great Dictator” as a world-famous comedian, the other led an entire nation through the war against Adolf Hitler with his will to resist. Michael Köhlmeier, with the gaze of the great, imaginative narrator, recognized what this incredible couple is all about: the history of the 20th century between art and politics, comedy and seriousness. The poor tramp and the great statesman, in this amazing novel by the famous author from Austria they experience the story of the century.