Photo: JC McIlwaine
19 May 2012
Get-TogetherIt’s Friday evening in Manhattan. Usually the people are now queuing up in front of the Broadway theatres or the hip clubs. Tonight, they’re also queuing at the Goethe-Institut because Herta Müller is here. The Nobel Prizewinner for Literature came for the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature, to present the translation of her novel The Hunger Angel (Atemschaukel), which was just released. As so happens at New York events, one sees many familiar faces, for example that of Salman Rushdie, the British-Indian writer and co-founder of the festival.