Talk 'How can you hear...' #4

Katharina Winkler © Bernhard Schir

Fri, 25.06.2021

6:30 PM IST

Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Kolkata

An evening of conversation between Katharina Winkler and Sandip Roy

Katharina Winkler

Katharina Winkler, born in Vienna, in 1979, grew up in a small village in Upper Austria. She studied piano at the Anton Bruckner University of Linz, and later studied German literature, drama and philosophy. She received her doctorate degree at the University of Vienna. Her first novel Blauschmuck was published by Suhrkamp Berlin in 2016 and translated into several languages, She received numerous international prizes and awards. Suhrkamp published her first theatre play (au) REVOIR ÉDITH PIAF in 2020. Katharina Winkler currently lives in Berlin.

Sandip Roy

Sandip Roy is a writer, radio host and columnist in Kolkata. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Times of India, Firstpost and other publications. His audio dispatch from Kolkata airs weekly on public radio in San Francisco. He is a columnist for Mint Lounge and hosts the Sandip Roy Show on Audio Express. His award-winning first novel is ‘Don’t Let Him Know’.

The conversation was broadcast live on the Facebook page of the Goethe-Institut Kolkata on 25.06.2021. You can find the recording of the conversation at:  #4_Youtube


Enjoy a reading of excerpts from the book ‘BLUE JEWELLERY’ by Katharina Winkler performed by the Ratna Pathak Shah in English


Ratna Pathak Shah © Ratna Pathak Shah Ratna Pathak Shah is one of most prominent actresses in India on screen and on stage. She studied at the National School of Drama, New Delhi. She has played leading parts in several plays in English, Hindustani and Gujarati like The Lesson, Silence! The Court is in Session, Don Juan in Hell, The Misunderstanding, Dear Liar, and many more. On television, she has acted in long running serials like Idhar Udhar, Filmi Chakkar and more. Her film work includes her roles in eminent films Heat and Dust, Mandi, Mirch Masala, and many more. She is a founder-member of Motley, a theatre company in Mumbai and has directed A Walk In the Woods (a play on the Indo-Pak relationship), and Florian Zeller’s The Truth.

Enjoy a scenic reading of excerpts from the book ‘BLUE JEWELLERY’ by Katharina Winkler performed by the author herself in German