Culture > Events > Sabrina Janesch Reading
Event Date: 27th Apr 2017 | 18:30
Sabrina Janesch Reading
In Room G35, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Sabrina Janesch will read from her first novel, Katzenberge (2010), in which she explores the links between the expulsion of Germans and that of the Poles from Galicia at the end of WW2. The reading will introduce listeners to current trends in German literature and provide an important stimulus to discussion among audience members, not least in the context of current public discourses on free movement within the EU, migration and dislocation.
Born in 1985 into a German-Polish family, Janesch studied at the University of Hildesheim and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She was nominated in 2010 for the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, and was awarded the Mara Cassens Prize for the best German-language debut novel. Her second novel, Ambra (2012), has as its theme the German-Polish history of Danzig. Janesch’s work portrays the interconnectedness of German history with that of its neighbours and allows readers to empathise with the traumatic experience of different generations, historical contexts and cultures. Her style is rich and imaginative, but accessible to a wider and younger audience.
The reading is organised in conjunction with the conference From Sarmatia to Mare Nostrum and is sponsored by the German Embassy and Nottingham Trent University.
Attendance at the reading is free, but advance registration advised.