Best-selling German crime novelist Andrea Maria Schenkel will read from her book, “Kalteis” (“Ice Cold”), and discuss her work with Eric Jarosinski, the writer and editor of @NeinQuarterly, on Tues., Feb. 10, 6:30 p.m. at NYU's Deutsches Haus.
The reading will be in German and English, but the conversation will be held in English.
“Kalteis” (Nautilus, 2007), a No. 1 best-selling novel in Germany, will be published in the United States in 2015 under the title “Ice Cold” (Quercus; on sale 06/02/15). The work is set in Munich at the end of the 1930s, where female bodies keep surfacing around the city and the circumstantial evidence points to an unassuming and married Joseph Kalteis as the culprit.
Schenkel’s first book, “Tannöd” (Nautilis), is based on the unsolved real-life murder of a family in the 1920s. It took the literary world by storm and surprise when published in 2006 in Germany, where it sold over one million copies. Also a No. 1 best seller, the award-winning book has been published in more than 20 languages and, in the United States, under the title “The Murder Farm” (Quercus, 2014). “(S)he has sparked a renewed interest in the genre and inspired other writers in Germany,” the New York Times wrote upon the book’s release in the U.S. last summer.
Both books won Germany’s Deutscher Krimi Preis, which is annually awarded to the country’s best crime novel, making Schenkel the first to win the prize’s first-place honor in back-to-back years. In 2008, Tannöd also won Sweden’s Martin Beck Award, which is given to the best crime novel translated into Swedish. In 2009, the work was released as a film starring Julia Jentsch (“Downfall”) and Volker Bruch (“The Reader,” “Generation War”). Schenkel has also authored “Bunker” (Nautilus, 2009), “Finsterau” (Hoffmann und Campe, 2012), and “Täuscher” (Hoffmann und Campe, 2013), and edited a volume of Christmas-themed crime stories, “White Snow, Red Blood” (Ullstein, 2010).
Jarosinski edits and writes for @NeinQuarterly, a “Compendium of Utopian Negation,” on Twitter. With a focus on German philosophy, language, literature, and culture, @NeinQuarterly has received critical acclaim and garnered a broad international following. His first book, “Nein: A Manifesto” (Grove Atlantic) will be published later this year.
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