The Wall in My Head Reading and Q&A

Where: Idlewild Books, 12 W 19th Street, New York, NY

Words without Borders will host a short reading followed by a discussion and Q&A, featuring a group of writers from its new anthology The Wall in My Head and from its November issue on German writing from the years after 1989.

The readers will include Dorota Maslowska (Poland), the author of Snow White and Russian Red, and winner of the Nike prize; Dan Sociu(Romania), the author of Urbancholia; and Kathrin Aehnlich (Germany), author of Alle Sterben, auch Die Loeffelstoere. The event will be moderated by Eliot Borenstein, Chair of the Department of Russian and Slavic Studies at New York University, and the author of Overkill: Sex and Violence in Contemporary Russian Popular Culture.

The panelists will discuss their contributions to the WWB anthology and issue, the relevance of the events of 1989 to today’s world, the role of literature and culture in bringing down the Iron Curtain, and what the fall of the wall has meant for writers in the former Eastern Bloc.

This event is cosponsored by the Open Letter Books, the Polish Cultural Institute in New York, the Romanian Cultural Institute, the German Book Office, and the Goethe-Institut.

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