Goethe Medal Graphic Novels
How can we celebrate important moments in the midst of a pandemic? As we were not able to award the Goethe Medal to Ian McEwan in a traditional ceremony, we asked three German graphic novel artists (Hamed Eshrat, Lukas Jüliger and Reinhard Kleist) to reinvent it through visual storytelling. The journey takes us from early Ian McEwan's inspirations to satisfactory hotels - and at one point, even Mephisto makes an appearance!
Traditionally, the award ceremony of the Goethe Medal takes place on 28 August, the birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. This year, we are contributing to the digital award ceremony with the first short graphic novel from the Goethe Medal Novel Series. More graphic novels will be published on 28 September and 28 October!
Coming up on 28 September 2020: Lukas Jüliger
Lukas Jüliger | © Goethe-Institut Stay tuned for the publication of the short graphic novel by Lukas Jüliger, which will explore the visual world of Ian McEwan's books. Reinhard Kleist | © Goethe-Institut