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Event Date: 11th Sep 2017 | 19:00

Jenny Erpenbeck: In conversation with James Runcie

Knowledge Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB

One of the most exciting authors in Europe today

Join ‘the most brilliant European writer of my generation’ (Neel Mukherjee, Irish Times) as she discusses her life and work.

Jenny Erpenbeck's last novel, The End of Days, won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015, and her latest book Go, Went, Gone is a German bestseller. Go, Went, Goneconsiders the contemporary refugee crisis and our responsibility in its creation through the touching portrait of an elderly Berlin professor.


This is a chance to hear the writer and opera director reading from her work and in conversation with James Runcie, Commissioning Editor for Arts on BBC Radio 4, director and author of The Grantchester Mysteries, now a successful ITV series (Grantchester). 

'[An] absolute must-read' (Arifa Akbar on The End of Days, Independent)

'Reading Erpenbeck is like falling under hypnosis' (Guardian)

Enjoy food and drink purchased from the Knowledge Centre Bar from 18.00 and after the event until the Bar closes at 22.00.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut London

Posted: 7th Aug 2017 | 10:23

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