On October 10, Belknap Global Conversations presents German novelist Jenny Erpenbeck in conversation with Deborah Amos, journalist and Humanities Council’s Ferris Professor of Journalism, on the topic of Erpenbeck’s book, Go, Went, Gone: A Tale of Refugees in Berlin.
Erpenbeck was awarded the Hans Fallada Prize in 2014 and the 2015 Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for The End of Days. She was born in East Berlin in 1967 and began her career as an opera director.
Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR’s award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition.
In February 2017, a Belknap Global Conversation featured a reading by award-winning writer and activist Dacia Maraini in Italian followed by a conversation with faculty members Alessandro Giammei and Jhumpa Lahiri.
After the talk, French and Italian concentrator Kennedy Poore ’18 spoke to Maraini about her work and the place of women in the literary world.