In his new book Home made in India : a love story between Delhi and Berlin
Christopher Kloeble traces w
hat it means to commute between the continents: perceptive, amusing, and finely nuanced.
There are clichés and stereotypes here and there – Indians mock the Germans’ impatience and devoutness to rules, whereas the Germans often have a somehow exotic image of India.
Christopher Kloeble will be reading from Almost Everything Very Fast
originally published in 2012 and again from Home Made in India
. He will be in conversation with Indian author Chandrahas Choudhury (Arzee the Dwarf
) about cultural perceptions and misunderstandings.
is a German novelist and scriptwriter. He was writer-in-residence at Cambridge University (UK), at the Goethe-Institut in Bangalore (India), and Max Kade Visiting Professor at Dartmouth College (USA). His debut novel Amongst Loners
won him the Jürgen Ponto Foundation Prize, and his first screenplay Inclusion
received the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Prize. In 2012 he published the novel Almost Everything Very Fast
in Germany, which was released in the US in February 2016. His first non-fiction book, Home Made In India
, came out recently. He lives in Berlin and Delhi.
Christopher Kloeble and Berlin
grew up in Mumbai and his native Orissa, was educated at the Universities of Delhi and Cambridge, and now lives between Delhi and Mumbai. His book reviews appear in the National
, The Wall Street Journal
, and The New York Times
. He has written a number of short stories and his novel Arzee the Dwarf
has been most successful in its German translation as well. His second novel Clouds
will come out early in 2018.