2016 Festival Neue Literatur

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The event line-up for the 7th annual Festival Neue Literatur (FNL) in New York City has been announced, and this year’s theme is “Seriously Funny.” Taking place on February 25-28, 2016, FNL brings together authors from Germany and New York for several days of readings and discussions.

American authors include James Hannaham, Jenny Offill, Siri Hustvedt, Ann Goldstein, Joshua Rothman, John Wray and Natasha Wimmer. They will be in conversation with German authors Xaver Bayer, Sibylle Berg, Alvara Enrigue, Iris Hanika, Vea Kaiser, Christopher Kloeble, Daniel Kehlmann and Pedro Lenz.

FNL will kick off by presenting the 2016 Friedrich Ulfers Prize to translator Burton Pike for his achievements in championing German-language literature in the United States. Past winners of this prize include Bob Weil, Sara Bershtel and Carol Brown Janeway.

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