Encounters: Annett Gröschner and Katy Derbyshire in Conversation

Encounters: Annett Gröschner and Katy Derbyshire in Conversation
14 June 2021, 5.00pm - 6.30pm
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The prolific and wide-ranging output of writer, journalist, academic and performer Annett Gröschner includes two novels, Moskauer Eis [Moscow Ice](2000) and Walpurgistag [St Walpurga's Day] (2011), as well as volumes of poetry, plays, radio features and documentary literature. Her most recent books are Berolinas zornige Töchter [Berolina's Angry Daughters](2018), tracing the Berlin women's movement, and Berliner Bürger*stuben (2020), a collection of snapshots and observations of life in Berlin. She has been awarded several prizes, among them - very soon! - the prestigious Fontanepreis (March 2020); she has been part of the performance collective SheShe Pop since 2012, and has held a visiting professorship at the Berlin Universität der Künste since 2015. Annett will be reading from and discussing her most recent work in the context of the changed social landscape under the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. 

She will be joined by translator Katy Derbyshire. Katy translates contemporary German writers, including Annett Gröschner, Olga Grjasnowa, Heike Geissler and Clemens Meyer. She lives in Berlin, where she co-hosts a monthly translation lab and the bimonthly ‘Dead Ladies Show’, presenting women who were wonderful while they were alive. Katy is now also publisher at the V&Q Books imprint, which exports ‘remarkable writing from Germany’ to the UK and Ireland. 

This event will take place online via Zoom. Participation is free, but advance registration is required. Registration closes 13 June 2021.

This series is sponsored by the Keith Spalding Fund (University of London)

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Jane Lewin
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