The Celebration

Thu, Jun 28, 2018
6 pm
Free admission
Readings, conversations on literary material, and discussions with simultaneous translation into German and English, as well as into the respective original language

In the foyer, bar on the roof terrace
Illustration: Jan Buchczik

A text is a world. Two books are two worlds that can enter into conversation. Six texts and six translations multiply into a celebration.

The celebratory evening brings together books, makes and makers of literature. All the shortlisted authors and translators, the awardees as well as the jury will meet with the audience. They will read and comment on the shortlisted texts, disseminate materials, and initiate conversations about literary condensations in the here and now.


6 pm
Bernd Scherer (Director HKW)

6.15 pm
“Hell Is Round the Corner”
Reading & Conversation on Literary Material on Das Leben des Vernon Subutex
with Claudia Steinitz, Katy Derbyshire & Aurélie Maurin

7.15 pm
Sheep May Safely Grace
Reading & Conversation on Literary Material on Nach der Ewigkeit
with Maxim Ossipow & Birgit Veit
Moderation: Daniel Medin

Tipping Points
Reading & Discussion on Die Tagesordnung
with Nicola Denis and Andreas Rötzer
Moderation: Jens Hillje

8.15 pm
Spread Everything!
Reading & Conversation on Literary Material on Vogelgeister
with Eliot Weinberger & Beatrice Faßbender
Moderation: Daniela Seel

The Camp in Silence
Reading & Conversation on Die Geschichte einer kurzen Ehe
with Anuk Arudpragasam & Hannes Meyer
Moderation: Frank Heibert

9.30 pm
Award Ceremony
Welcome: Bernd Scherer
Laudatory Speech: Verena Auffermann

Reading & Conversation on Literary Material on Liebesroman
with Ivana Sajko & Alida Bremer
Moderation: Verena Auffermann & Daniela Seel

Award Presentation