Literaturlenz: Readings with Authors from Germany, Switzerland, and Austria
Wednesday, March 8 at 6pm
Presented by the Center for German and European Studies 1210 Heller Hall University of Minnesota - West Bank Campus
Every year Literaturlenz brings together the Goethe-Institut Chicago, Swiss and Austrian cultural institutions for an evening of readings in German. Each author represents a unique voice in contemporary German-language literature. In 2017 we welcome Antje Ravic Strubel from Germany, Simon Froehling from Switzerland, and Marlen Schachinger of Austria. The reading will be followed by a discussion in English, and English text will be projected during the readings.
This event is free, but registration is required. Register by clicking here.
Marlen Schachinger will read from Martiniloben, Antje Ravic Strubel from Into the Woods of the Human Heart, and Simon Froehling from Lange Nächte Tag.
Antje Rávic Strubel is a writer and translator (Lucia Berlin, Joan Didion) living in Potsdam. Her novels are about the blind spots in our images of reality, about fleeing a country by hijacking an airplane, criminal writers, sons who fall in love with their mothers, and women who fall in love with girls being boys, about the magic of nature and how language creates all that.
Simon Froehling has received numerous awards for his work, most recently the Network cultural prize 2014 for his contribution to queer arts. His latest publication was an audio play for children, produced by Swiss national broadcaster SRF Radio 1 in 2016.
Marlen Schachinger leads the Institute of Narrative Arts in Lower Austria where she works as a lecturer. She also teaches comparative literature at the University of Vienna.
Generously supported by Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Embassy of Switzerland in the United States, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.