Artist Talk Dirk Kurbjuweit at Canberra Writers Festival

Portrait Dirk Kurbjuweit Dirk Kurbjuweit ©Maurice Weiss, Ostkreuz

Sat, 26.08.2017

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra

King Edward Terrace
2600 Canberra

Find out direct from the author why reviewers have said that reading his novel Fear “makes us sympathetic to violent revenge, accessories to murder”.

Dirk Kurbjuweit is deputy editor-in-chief at Der Spiegel and divides his time between Berlin and Hamburg. He has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Egon Erwin Kisch Prize for journalism, and is the author of eight critically acclaimed novels, many of which have been adapted for film, television and radio in Germany. We are delighted to announce that Dirk Kurbjuweit will come to Australia for Canberra Writers Festival – along with his critically acclaimed novel Fear (2013), the first of his works to be translated into English.

About "Fear": It tells the story of Randolph Tiefenthaler, a hard-working architect who lives a sheltered life in Berlin-Lichtenfelde, together with his wife and his kids. A picture-perfect family – until their neighbour mutates into an intrusive stalker and begins to scare the Tiefenthalers. Although his attacks get worse and worse, police and authorities stand on the sidelines and force Randolph to take action in order to protect his loved ones against the intruder.
Kurbjuweit reveals with oppressive tension how fast our confidence in the state of law can be shaken and brings up the question whether it is justifiable to take the law into our own hands in order to protect the people we love.

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