Thursday 12 November at 6pm
On Thursday 12 November Aston’s DAAD Writer in Residence Lorenz Schröter will be joined by his translator Alan Bance for a reading in German and English followed by a question and answer session.
Lorenz Schröter and Alan Bance will be reading from the recently published book of maritime miscellanea Das kulinarische Kielschwein (The Little Book of the Sea: Food and Drink) and will debate the question whether humour can successfully cross the sea.
Prolific journalist and critically acclaimed writer Lorenz Schröter is regarded as a pioneer of pop literature. His diverse works include a radio drama on Klaus Kinski, the report of a journey through Germany by donkey (Mein Esel Bella) and the novels Venuspassage (“Venus Passage”), Lucy and Das Buch der Liebe (“The Book of Love”).
Alan Bance is professor emeritus at the University of Southampton and former President of the Conference of University Teachers of German in Great Britain and Ireland (CUTG, now AGS). His work as a translator includes writings by Sigmund Freud and Brigitte Hamann’s biography of Winifred Wagner.
All welcome! No need to book.
Words by Dr Claudia Gremler