BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH BEGIN:VEVENT UID:3614145a30302ed5624 DTSTART:20171022T000000 DTEND:20171026T000000 DTSTAMP:20171022T000000 ORGANIZER;CN="Goethe-Institut":mailto: CREATED: DESCRIPTION:Norbert Gstrein &\; Clemens J. Setz: Alpine Literature Meets the Rockies\r\nPresented by the Goethe-Institut\, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity\, and Toronto's International Festival of Authors \r\nHow does a chosen literary setting affect story\, characters\, voice? European and North American authors read from their “mountain” works and discuss how region and home define their writing.​​ The Goethe-Institut &\; Banff Centre invite two award-winning German-language authors for their Canadian debut to read from their works in translation and discuss with their local colleagues what mountain culture means to them.\r\nClemens J. Setz\, born 1982 in Graz\, described as “the prodigy of German literature” (Die Zeit) is one of the most acclaimed young European novelists and author of the novels “Indigo” and “Frequencies”. He is the winner of the Leipzig Book Fair Prize and the Ernst-Willner-Award at the Ingeborg Bachmann Competition in 2008\, and “one of the highest hopes of German literature” (FAZ). For his complex and nuanced narratives his work is being compared to American postmodern novelists Pynchon and DeLillo. He lives in Graz\, Austria.\r\nNorbert Gstrein was born in 1961 in the Tyrolean Alps and studied mathematics in Innsbruck and at Stanford. At the 1989 Ingeborg Bachmann Festival\, he won the Kärnten Prize for his work “The Jungle. A Prologue”. He is the author of several highly acclaimed novels\, among them “The English Years” (1999)\, which won widespread critical acclaim in Germany and was awarded the coveted Alfred Döblin Prize. W.G. Sebald described it as “an exceptional work of prose fiction”. Other works include “A Sense of the Beginning” (2013). He is currently finishing his latest book\, which begins and ends with Canada\, out January 2018\, from which he will read on his Canadian tour. With his novels\, Norbert Gstrein has established himself as "one of the foremost raconteurs not only in the German-speaking world\, but European literature as a whole" (FAZ). He lives with his family in Hamburg\, Germany.\r\nCanadian authors to be announced.\r\nProgram (details tba):\r\nReading and discussions\r\n22-26 October\, 2017\r\nCurated by Jutta Brendemühl &\; Devyani Saltzmann\r\n LAST-MODIFIED:20171022T000000 LOCATION: SUMMARY:Borderless Mountains: Alpine Literature Meets the Rockies SEQUENCE:0 TRANSP:OPAQUE END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR