International Online Bookclub MEET THE AUTHOR: ANNE WEBER

Book cover & Anne Weber © Matthes & Seitz (book cover) / Heike Huslage-Koch (author)

Tue, 05.04.2022

6:00 PM


International Online-Book club

For our 17th meeting on 5 April, we have invited author Anne Weber to read her book Annette, ein Heldinnenepos (transl: Epic Annette: A Heroine's Tale) with us.


What a life! Born in 1923 in Brittany, raised in humble circumstances, already as a teenager a member of the communist resistance, rescuer of two Jewish youths - for which she will later receive the honorary title Righteous Among the Nations from Yad Vashem; after the war a neurophysiologist in Marseille, sentenced in 1959 to ten years in prison for her involvement in the Algerian independence movement ... and still today in schools a living example of the importance of disobedience.

Anne Weber recounts the unlikely life of Anne Beaumanoir in a brilliant biographical epic. The scenes, depicted with great power of language, raise many questions: What drives someone into the resistance? What do they sacrifice? How far can they go? What can they achieve? Annette, ein Heldinnenepos tells of a true heroine of contemporary relevance.

Reading Sample (in German)


Anne Weber, born in Offenbach in 1964, has lived in Paris as a freelance author and translator since 1983. She has translated both from German into French (Sibylle Lewitscharoff, Wilhelm Genazino, among others) and vice versa (Pierre Michon, Marguerite Duras). She writes her own books in both German and French. Her works have been awarded the Heimito von Doderer Literature Prize, the 3sat Prize, the Kranichsteiner Literature Prize, and the Johann Heinrich Voß Prize, among others. Anne Weber was awarded the German Book Prize 2020 for her book Annette, ein Heldinnenepos.


Everyone who wants to read and discover German literature, meet authors and share their reading experience with others - even if you haven't read the book yet. The book club will be held in German. All participants should have sufficient language skills to read and discuss in German.

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You will then receive a link to the Online live session.

We will use Zoom for our meeting. We recommend using a headset, as speakers can create distracting echo effects. Participation is possible from PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device. To participate, simply follow the link we will send you after registration and sign in to the room.