Reading Takis Würger reads The Club

Tue, 05/07/2019

DePaul University

Arts and Letters Hall
2315 N. Kenmore Ave
Chicago

Hans Stichler comes from a humble background. He receives a scholarship to Cambridge University - in return he is to solve a crime there. He goes to England, becomes a member of the elite Pitt Club and falls in love with Charlotte, who introduces him to the customs of snobs. Soon he realizes that secrets that nobody talks about lurk behind the old walls of the British upper class. What is Hans willing to give in order to belong? Does he have to do the wrong thing to achieve the right thing? What did the men at Club Charlotte do? 

Takis Würger (C) Sven Döring Takis Würger (born 1985) is a German investigative journalist, author, war correspondent and staff writer for Der Spiegel, reporting from warzone locales such as Afghanistan, Libya, Ukraine, and throughout the Middle East. He was one of the few reporters spending time as an embedded journalist with German military snipers in Afghanistan. He also accompanied German radical Muslims to a Madrasa in Alexandria, Cairo. After sleeping in the apartment of the renowned Salafist preacher Sven Lau and spending a couple of days with him, Würger had to flee the country for security reasons.
Würger, who attended the Henri Nannen School for Journalism in Hamburg, received the Deutsche Reporterpreis and the CNN Journalist Award for a story about German soldiers in Afghanistan. In 2014 he received the Hansel-Mieth-Preis for a story about an old boxer. In 2010 Würger was nominated by Medium Magazin as one of the „Top 30 Journalists under 30".

This program was made possible with the support of BOOKS FIRST and the Year of German-American Friendship initiated by the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

BOOKS FIRST is a new program of the Goethe-Institut to promote contemporary German-language literature in the English-speaking world. A special translation grant and numerous events invite you to discover new literary voices.
 

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