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  • Austrian Cultural Forum Washington 3524 International Court Northwest Washington, DC, 20008 United States (map)

On the occasion of the annual Zeitgeist literature festival, the Goethe-Institut Washington, the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Embassy of Switzerland invite three leading novelists from Germany, Austria and Switzerland to America’s capital.

This year’s theme ‟Insiders – Outsiders” will highlight three compelling new works in German that deal with multiculturalism, migration and xenophobia. Join us in welcoming Philipp Winkler from Germany with HooliganNava Ebrahimi from Austria with Sechzehn Wörter (“Sixteen Words”), and Meral Kureyshi from Switzerland with Elefanten im Garten (“Elephants in the Garden”).

After a welcome reception with traditional delicacies and libations from the host countries, the authors will read to the audience in German and discuss their works in a moderated conversation. D.C.-based actor and writer Lilian Oben will read excerpts from the English translations of the works. The audience will have the opportunity to engage with the authors before and after the reading. We look forward to seeing you there!

Photo | (c) Matthias Guenther, Kaufmann, Katrin Ohlendorf (f.l.t.r.)