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Thomas Pletzinger 'Funeral for a Dog' (Bestattung eines Hundes)

Zeitgeist DC: Contemporary Literature Circle

Literature Reading
Thursday, 14 April 2011, 6:30 pm
Goethe-Institut Washington, FotoGalerie
no charge
+ 1 (202) 289-1200
(c) Juliane Henrich
(c) Juliane Henrich

With author Thomas Pletzinger. Discussion follows, moderated by Gabriele Strauch, Professor of German, University of Maryland

Audio Recording of the April 14, 2011 Reading

Limited copies of the book in English translation will be available for purchase at the event. A glass of wine will be offered during the reading.

Thomas Pletzinger's first novel, Funeral for a Dog, was just published in English, receiving a Starred Review from Publisher's Weekly.

Selected Recent Acclaim for the English Translation
Booklist: "Funeral for a Dog is challenging reading, but it is sure to make waves with U.S. audiences, just as it did when originally published in Germany in 2008."
Guardian: "The best German-language novel published in English this spring."
The New York Times: "It is relatively rare for contemporary German fiction to be translated into English, and unreservedly rare for a first novel by a young and largely unknown German writer to be published with such fanfare."

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This literature reading is part of Zeitgeist DC series, a cycle of contemporary literature from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

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