Sunday, November 29, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
When something like this happens, I always think "It can't get any worse, so it must get better."
And it did.
The wonderful and talented Tania Hershman is featuring me as a guest writer on her excellent and highly informative blog. You can read it here http://titaniawrites.blogspot.com/2009/11/writing-and-place-guest-blog-post-4-by.html
Another high today. Folded Word and its wonderful editor Jessi Graustein run a monthly feature on the blog called "TEN with..." It's a Question/Answer article that features a recent contributor. And I'm being asked the ten questions this month! I am thrilled about that. Thank you Jessi!
Monday, November 23, 2009
30 November 2009, Lecture, Goethe-Zentrum Nicosia, 20.00 h
"Divided we write. German and Cypriot authors on their divided homelands"
Lecturer: Dr Holger Briel, Associate Professor, University of Nicosia
In 2008, Uwe Tellkamp took the German bestseller lists by storm with his 1000-page text "Der Turm" in which he describes the turmoil of intellectuals living in the former German Democratic Republic. Nora Nadjarian's texts, especially her very well received "Ledra Street" (2006) are poetically charting the results of living in another divided country, Cyprus.