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Deutsches Haus at NYU to Host Festival Neue Literatur 2018: “The Author’s Voice” (Mar. 25)


Deutsches Haus at NYU will host Festival Neue Literatur 2018: “The Author’s Voice” on Sun., Mar. 25, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (42 Washington Mews [at Washington Place]).

Deutsches Haus at NYU will host Festival Neue Literatur 2018: “The Author’s Voice” on Sun., Mar. 25, 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (42 Washington Mews [at Washington Place]).

Please note: Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat.

About "The Author's Voice”
As part of the annual Festival Neue Literatur, six German-language authors will pair up with New York City actors to give a sampling from their work, providing a taste of new writing from Austria, Germany, and Switzerland. This event will feature the voices and writing of Nava Ebrahimi, Robert Prosser, Fatma Aydemir, Philipp Winkler, Ursula Fricker and Meral Kureyshi and will be moderated by the festival curator Peter Blackstock. English excerpts will be read by the actors Adelind Horan and Robert Lyons.

About Festival Neue Literatur (March 23-25)
Festival Neue Literatur brings New York audiences new writing from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and the United States, as the first and only festival to spotlight German-language and American fiction. The 2018 festival invites our authors to tackle questions of identity and belonging in a fracturing Europe and beyond, using race, religion, immigration, status, politics, and even football hooliganism as lenses to explore contemporary society and the recent past. The works featured at this year’s festival range widely in setting and theme, but are all centered on stories that might be deemed peripheral by the mainstream. From the rebellious ennui of a Turkish German woman whose visit to fabled Berlin club Berghain upends her life, to the lives of two lovers torn apart by the conflict in Bosnia, to the intersecting lives of an activist, sex worker, and high-level politician around the closing of a refugee camp, to the unlikely love story of a returning U.S. Marine and an undocumented half-Chinese half-Uighur woman, the stories celebrate the diversity of human experiences in a globalized world.

Festival Neue Literatur 2018 is made possible through generous support from BMW of North America, the German Foreign Office, and Radeberger Gruppe

About Deutsches Haus at NYU
Since 1977, Deutsches Haus at NYU has provided New Yorkers with a unique forum for cultural, intellectual, and artistic exchange with Germany, Austria, and Switzerland through its three pillars: the language program, the cultural program, and the children's program. It is one of NYU’s prestigious international houses and is a key American institution fostering the understanding and transatlantic dialogue between the U.S. and the German-speaking world. With a diverse and cutting-edge cultural program, Deutsches Haus particularly seeks to expand its outreach to the next generation of global citizens.