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      Literature Live

      Literature Live
      The Goethe-Institut invites German authors to come "down under". They are guests of the big writers' festivals in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. They give readings both in German and English. They engage in discussions with their Australian counterparts. Listen to what they have to say about their work.

        Episode 22: Jenny Erpenbeck

        Jenny Erpenbeck, © Katharina Behling Jenny Erpenbeck was born in the former GDR to a family of storytellers and tried to do something different, studying drama and working as stage director. In 1999 she released her first book and realized that being a writer was a little more family friendly. In March 2012, Jenny was a guest at the Adelaide Writers Festival and the Goethe-Institut Australia. Interviewed by Trudi Latour (SBS German Radio), Jenny discusses her latest book 'Visitation' ('Heimsuchung'). The German title has two meanings, to search for a home or to lose a home and be haunted by its memories. The book deals with 100 years of German history by exploring the lives of the changing inhabitants of a house in Brandenburg as they live though the Nazi regime and the conflict between East and West Germany. © SBS German Radio.
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