Hyderabad Literary Festival 2012

16.1.2012 and 18.1.2012 10:00 – 18:00 hrs
Taramati Baradari
Open to all
Hyderabad Literary Festival was started in 2010. The festival is primarily aimed at showcasing Hyderabad as an important literary center of the country with its rich cultural history and tradition. The festival this year will play host to writers from across India, writing in various Indian languages and English.

In view of “Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities”, Germany will be the first host country and will bring in two German speaking authors to this event.

Urs Widmer
Urs Widmer was born in Basel in 1938. He studied German, Romance languages and History in Basel, Montpellier and Paris. In 1966 he completed his doctoral thesis on German postwar prose, and then worked as an editor for Walter Publishing House in Olten, Switzerland, and for Suhrkamp Publishing House in Frankfurt. In Frankfurt he stayed for 17 years, though with Suhrkamp only until 1968. Widmer has also enjoyed success as a playwright, an essayist and a short-story writer.

Christopher Kloeble
Christopher Kloeble (novelist, playwright, screen writer) born 1982 in Munich, Germany, studied in Dublin, at the German Creative Writing Program Leipzig and at the University for Film and Television in Munich. He has written for Süddeutsche Zeitung, DIE ZEIT and Tageszeitung. His plays U-Turn and Memory have been staged in major theatres in Vienna, Munich, Heidelberg and Nuremberg. For his first novel Amongst Loners he won the Juergen Ponto-Stiftung prize for best debut 2008.

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