21 October 2016

Frankfurt Book Fair 2016


"Soulmates: Admiration & Inspiration": conv w/ Paul Ingendaay, Frankfurt Book Fair '16

Moderated by Kristine Kress 

Friday, 21 October 2016
11:00 - 12:00
Hall 4.0 C-75 (National Stand)
Frankfurt Book Fair

Laksmi Pamuntjak (novelist, poet, opinion contributor for The Guardian) and Dr Paul Ingendaay (novelist, literary critic, European Cultural Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), two authors of different genders, different backgrounds, and different countries meet in conversation. They both admire many of the same authors—Henry James, Evelyn Waugh, Marcel Proust, Richard Yates, Walker Percy, W.G. Sebald, Patricia Highsmith, Javier Marias to name but a few— and find inspiration from their work. Join a conversation between these two literary soul mates on the enduring quality of fine writing and how it serves to cross-fertilize other literatures around the world. Kristine Kress of Ullstein Verlag will be moderating.

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LiBeraturpreis 2016 Award Discussion
Laksmi Pamuntjak in conversation with Ilija Trojanow

Friday, 21 October 2016
13:00 - 14:00
Arte Stage
Frankfurt Book Fair

Laksmi Pamuntjak will talk to Ilija Trojanow about her novel, Amba/The Question of Red (Alle Farben Rot), which won this year's LiBeraturpreis, a German award for women writers from Asia, Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Arab World. 
Amba/The Question of Red combines myth, culture and politics in a beguiling tale of profound love, set against the background of the Indonesian genocide of 1965. Last year, it was #1 on Germany's prestigious Weltempfaenger (Receivers of the World) list of the best works of fiction translated into German. It also appeared in De Bild's and ORF Kultur's Top 10 Novels lists, as well as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's list of Best Books of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015.

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