Friday, February 28

Encounters Across the Ocean

1:00pm-5:00pm @ Deutsches Haus Columbia
420 West 116th Street
All authors
In English

All six novelists from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland will present their latest work in a discussion with Columbia University graduate students from the Department of Germanic Languages and the Creative Writing Program.

 

Saturday, March 1

Memory and Language: Angels or Demons

6:00-8:00pm @ powerHouse Arena
37 Main Street, Brooklyn
With authors Maja Haderlap, Melinda Nadj Abonji, Milena Michiko Flašar, and Monique Truong
In English

To what extent does language determine identity and one’s understanding of the world? Is the fickleness of memory a burden or a liberation?

Moderated by Tess Lewis

Sunday, March 2

A Literary Brunch

12pm @ Deutsches Haus NYU
42 Washington Mews
All authors
In English

The six German-language authors of Festival Neue Literatur give a sampling from their work, providing a taste of new writing from Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Traditional German fare will be served.

R.S.V.P.

Sunday, March 2

Search for Roots: Exile’s Revolving Doors

6:00pm-8:00pm
McNally Jackson Bookstore
52 Prince Street, Manhattan
With authors Olga Grjasnowa, Abbas Khider, Richard Weihe, and Keith Gessen
In English

Are we all ‘rootless cosmopolitans’ now? An ever-increasing population of exiles and refugees travel the world bearing private burdens of trauma and conflict, at home everywhere and nowhere. What is rootedness today?

Moderated by Tess Lewis