Choice of Dates for our March discussions

Wed March 20th at 18.15 at the Ingeborg Drewitz library, Schloss Centre, Rathaus Steglitz ( U9 or S-Bahn) or

Thur March 21st at 18.15 at the Buchkantine, Dortmunderstr. ( Turmstrasse or Hansaplatz U 9) or

Fri March 22nd at 10.30 am at the Ingeborg Drewitz library or

Mon March 25th at 19.30 at my flat (mail me)

 

About Anna Funder

Anna Funder was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1966, and grew up there and in Paris. She has worked as an international lawyer and a radio and television producer. In the 1980s, she studied in West Berlin and later worked for a TV station in the city. In 1997, she was writer-in-residence at the Australia Centre in Potsdam. She now lives in Sydney.

 

All that I am by: Anna Funder

2013-02-All-that-I-amAward-winning author Anna Funder delivers a beautifully evocative debut novel about a group of young German exiles who risk their lives to awaken the world to the terrifying threat of Hitler and Nazi Germany. Based on real-life events and people, All That I Am brings to light the heroic, tragic, and true story of a small group of left-wing German social activists who mounted a fierce and cunning resistance from their perilous London exile.

Anna Funder is best known for Stasiland : stories from behind the Berlin wall. Winner of the Samuel Johnson prize for non fiction. We discussed Stasiland in 2006.

 

Important date for your diary:

Meet the Author Helen Dunmore on Thur April 25th at the Ingeborg Drewitz library at 19.00

 

We’ll be discussing her novels The Betrayal and The Greatcoat with her.  We read The Betrayal last August together.

Our April choice is her latest novel The Greatcoat.

A taut, elegantly written ghost story. Wielding her skill at bringing history to life in the small, dismal details of the post-war period, and showing off her talents as a poet in her mesmerising depiction of possession, Dunmore is on fine form here. (The Sunday Times )

 

Looking forward very much to our next meetings. Thanks to everyone for making the discussions so fascinating!!

All best,

Jan

 

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