About the event

Lutz Seiler is one of Germany’s most interesting, contemporary poets and writers. He recently won the Georg Büchner Prize, whose past recipients include Max Frisch, Paul Celan, Ingeborg Bachmann – and basically most of the other key German-language writers you can think of. Seiler grew up in Communist East Germany and started publishing poetry after the Berlin Wall fell. This year sees the first English publication of his award-winning Wenderoman novel Star 111 (Stern 111), his ‘epoch-making’ poetry collection Pitch & Glint (pech & blende), and a rich, evocative collection of essays, In Case of Loss. To celebrate the publication of these three complementary works, join Seiler in conversation with Granta editor Thomas Meaney, and their translators, Tess Lewis, Stefan Tobler and Martyn Crucefix, to explore bringing Seiler’s unmistakable craft and sound to English.

The publication of Star 111, translated by Tess Lewis has been supported by the PEN Translates Awards and we’re pleased to promote this event in the context of International Translation Day 2023.


Price: £5
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Name: Goethe-Institut UK
Address: 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2PH

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