German playwright, essayist, theatre curator and novelist Sasha Marianna Salzmann comes to Australia for events at Melbourne & Canberra Writers’ Festivals, Sydney University and the Goethe-Institut in Sydney. She will present her most recent book Beside Myself
(German: Außer Sich
) and will be involved in talks and panels themed around gender, literature and theatre topics.
The Russian-born writer migrated to Germany in 1995 and has since then been awarded multiple accolades for her plays. Beside Myself
was shortlisted for the German Book Prize in 2017 and was translated into 15 languages. Currently, Salzmann is writer-in-residence at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin and teaches creative writing in Germany, Turkey, Moldova, Spain, Italy and the USA.
Melbourne Writers’ Festival: Happily Ever After?
Sat 31 Aug, 11.30am, Isabelle Fraser Room, State Library Victoria
With same-sex marriage enshrined in law, it appears queer people can have it all – family, house and white picket fence. SL Lim, Peter Polites, Sally Rugg, and Sasha Marianna Salzmann discuss if there should be agitation against traditional, heteronormative ‘happily ever after’ notions.
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