Björn Kern

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Björn Kern

Readings

TIPPing Point

Malatya Sabancı Kültür Merkezi
13.05.2009, 17:00

Malatya Anadolu Lisesi
14.05.2009, 10:00

Malatya İnönü Üniversitesi, Kongre ve Kültür Merkezi
15.05.2009, 18:00

Antalya Akdeniz Üniversitesi, Olbia Kültür Merkezi, A Salonu
03.03.2010, 14:00

Antalya Tekelioğlu İl Halk Kütüphanesi
05.03.2010, 14:00


Biography

Born in 1978 in Lörrach in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg. After receiving his high school diploma he worked in a psychiatric clinic and an old-age home in southern France. From 1998 to 2002 he studied at the universities of Tübingen, Passau and Aix-en-Provence, receiving an M.A. degree in 2003 (German and French literature, contemporary history, cultural event management). Studied for one semester at the German Creative Writing Program of the University of Leipzig. Internships at various media. His novels have received numerous honors, including the Brüder Grimm Preis and the Heinrich Heine Scholarship. He currently lives in Berlin.

Bibliography

  • Die Erlöser AG, 2007
  • Einmal noch Marseille, 2005
  • KIPPpunkt, 2001 (Turkish: Kopma Noktası: Roman, trans. Nafer Ermiş, Cadde publishing company)

TIPPping Point

Karsten is fed up with the world. His experiences as a conscientious objector working in a home for mental patients still haunt him like ghosts. His compulsion to tell his girlfriend about these experiences becomes a drug he needs in order to survive. When Anna dies in an accident, his helpless rage suddenly turns outward...

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