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.
The Good Life: Sasha Marianna Salzmann, Julienne van Loon, Jane Caro, moderated by Virginia Haussegger
- Sunday 25 August 2019
- 5.30PM – 6.30PM
- Visions Theatre, National Museum of Australia
What does it mean to live a good life? Sam Mostyn moderates a lively panel, Julienne van Loon, Jane Caro and Sasha Marianna Salzmann, as they contemplate life through six themes: love and friendship, work and play, fear and wonder. They may transform our own views of what it means to live a good life.