Thank you for an incredible festival, 2016!

This past year’s theme, SERIOUSLY FUNNY, highlighted writing that uses humor to grapple with difficult questions and profound themes. Humor can be more than an escape or an entertaining interlude; it can be a wake-up call, a life raft, a safety valve, a shock absorber, a weapon or a salve.

FESTIVAL NEUE LITERATUR brings six of the most important emerging and established writers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to New York City, where they join celebrated US writers in a series of conversations and readings. In 2016 FNL took place at venues throughout Manhattan and Brooklyn from February 25th-28th.

Check out the 2016 authors here, and this past year’s curator, Ross Benjamin, and stay tuned for info on FNL 2017!


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