Drei Räuberinnen und ein verliebter Koch
Verena Hochleitner im Gespräch mit Brigitte Kovacs (Podcast)
In Verena Hochleitner’s picture books, diversity is actively embodied. For instance, Hochleitner portrays diversity by showcasing various dog breeds in ‘Hunde Salon’ or multifold (romantic) relationships in her multi-award-winning book ‘Der verliebte Koch’. Her representations include questions of equality, emancipation and female empowerment (‘Die drei Räuberinnnen’). Significant themes such as foster parenthood are addressed in Hochleitner’s books; ‘Jakob & das Rote Buch’ (text by Franz-Joseph Huainigg) for example explores the question of what constitutes a family. With strong colors and illustrations that appeal to readers of all ages, different realities and alternative lifestyles are juxtaposed naturally even while they invite discussion.