Long Night of the Shortlist and Award Ceremony 2015

8 Jul 2015

Regular hours

16:00 – 20:00

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Free enty

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What literary transactions between authors and translators characterize contemporary storytelling? At HKW the shortlist nominees explore how literature may expand social, fictional and linguistic horizons in readings and discussions.



6 pm Opening
with Bernd M. Scherer

6.30 pm – 9 pm Readings, discussions and interrogations 
with the nominated authors, translators and jury members

Stage I: Discussions

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm In the exile of history
with György Buda, Brigitte Döbert, Daša Drndić, Amos Oz, Mirjam Pressler, Blanka Stipetić & Krisztina Tóth 
Moderation: Marko Martin & Iris Radisch (Jury 2015)

7.45 pm – 8.45 pm World textures – in extremis
with NoViolet Bulawayo, Patrick Chamoiseau, Gilbert Gatore, Miriam Mandelkow, Katja Meintel & Beate Thill
Moderation: Sabine Peschel & Sabine Scholl (Jury 2015)

Stage II: Readings

6.30 pm Wir brauchen neue Namen
with NoViolet Bulawayo & Miriam Mandelkow

6.55 pm Das lärmende Schweigen
with Gilbert Gatore & Katja Meintel

7.20 pm Die Spur des Anderen
with Patrick Chamoiseau & Beate Thill

7.45 pm Aquarium
with Krisztina Tóth & György Buda

8.10 pm Sonnenschein 
with Daša Drndić, Brigitte Döbert & Blanka Stipetić

Leila Chammaa & Jörg Plath (Jury 2015)

9 pm Award Ceremony in the Auditorium
Laudation by Michael Krüger, talks and readings with Amos Oz & Mirjam Pressler on Judas, Award presentation

Followed by a final get-together on the roof terrace
The evening will be hosted by Bernd Scherer, director of the HKW.

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