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Event Date: 16th May 2017 | 19:00
Robert Seethaler Reading
Austrian Cultural Forum London 28 Rutland Gate London SW7 1PQ
Vienna-born actor and writer Robert Seethaler, whose novels The Tobacconist and A Whole Life have gained critical acclaim in the UK, will be the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre’s Writer-in-Residence in 2017. The way the loves and deaths of Seethaler’s unassuming heroes, intertwined with the history of Austria in the 1920s, 1930s and post-war times present us with a rich canvas of ordinary lives devoid of sentimentality, where fictional encounters with famous Austrians like Sigmund Freud, are not all that strange.
Seethaler and UK actor Joseph Kloska (The Crown, Made in Dagenham) will read in German and English followed by a panel discussion with the translator Charlotte Collins.
Robert Seethaler was born in Vienna in 1966. He is the author of five novels, including the internationally acclaimed A Whole Life, which was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2016. He also works as an actor in film, TV and theatre, most recently in Paolo Sorrentino’s film Youth. Seethaler divides his time between Vienna and Berlin.
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