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LITERARY FESTIVAL | OPENING NIGHT
FESTIVAL NEUE LITERATUR 2018: OPENING
THURSDAY, MAR 22 2018
FESTIVAL NEUE LITERATUR brings New York audiences new writing from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, as the first and only festival to spotlight German-language and American fiction together. The theme of the 2018 festival, curated by Peter Blackstock (Grove Atlantic), is "INSIDER | OUTSIDER."
The books featured this year explore questions of identity and belonging in a fracturing Europe and beyond, using race, religion, immigration status, politics, and even football hooliganism as lenses to explore contemporary society and the recent past.
FNL 2018 presents the following authors: Ursula Fricker and Meral Kureyshi from Switzerland, Fatma Aydemir and Philipp Winkler from Germany, Graz-based German-Iranian author Nava Ebrahimi (her novel Sechzehn Wörter published by btb has won the Austrian book Prize 2017 for the best debut) and Robert Prosser, whose bestseller Phantome published by Ullstein was listed for the German Book Prize 2017, from Austria as well as Lisa Ko and Atticus Lish from the US.
The opening night of this year's festival will take place at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York.
>>For Robert Prosser's further engagements in Chicago at the Literaturlenz and other cities in the Midwest, please visit the Goethe Institut Chicago.
>>For Nava Ebrahimi's readings as part of the Zeitgeist festival in Washington, DC, please visit the website of the Austrian Cultural Forum in DC.