'Damals, dann und danach'. Barbara Honigmann at 70

'Damals, dann und danach'. Barbara Honigmann at 70
25 February 2019, 9.30am - 7.30pm
Conference / Symposium
Room 243, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

A one-day event celebrating the 70th birthday of German author and artist Barbara Honigmann. The daughter of German-Jewish emigrants who returned to East Berlin in 1947 after a period of exile in Great Britain, she studied drama at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Having worked as a dramatist in Brandenburg and Berlin, she became a freelance writer in 1975 and in, 1984, left the GDR for Strasbourg, where she currently lives with her family. Her works include Der Schneider aus Ulm (1981), Eine Liebe aus Nichts (1991), Damals, dann und danach (1999) and, most recently, Chronik meiner Straße (2015). Among the prestigious literary prizes she has been awarded are the Ehrengabe der Deutschen Schillerstiftung (1996), the Kleist Prize (2000), and the Solothurner Literaturpreis (2004). 

To end the day, Barbara Honigmann will give a reading and discuss translations of her work.


£30 (standard rate) | £25 (Friends of Germanic Studies/Italian at the IMLR) | £15 (students)

Advance registration required.

This event is organised in conjunction with Queen Mary, University of London, and sponsored by the Keith Spalding Trust


Jane Lewin
020 7862 8966