After a warehouse fire – between Samuel Beckett's manuscripts and documents –, the diary of a yet unknown assistant of Beckett is found. The diary reveals that Beckett and his assistant jointly rearranged the author's archive ... Rich in lightness and irony, the novel unfolds a marvelous ironic discourse about an artist’s life and cult. It's an homage to Beckett and an instruction for reading.
Martin Page lives and works in Paris. His novels and children books have been translated worldwide. In 2010 he received the Prix Ouest-France Etonnants Voyageurs for his novel La disparition de Paris et sa renaissance en Afrique. The novel Bienenzucht nach Samuel Beckett was written during his fellowship at Akademie Schloss Solitude in 2009/2010.