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Reading by Anna Seghers Award Winner Félix Bruzzone

Argentine Author to Be Guest at Freie Universität Berlin on November 18

№ 348/2010 from Nov 12, 2010

The Argentine author Félix Bruzzone will be giving a reading at Freie Universität on November 18, 2010. Bruzzone is the recipient of this year’s Anna Seghers Award and has been invited by the Institute for Latin American Studies (LAI) to speak about memory and literature and to read from his work. The talk and reading will take place at LAI. The event will be held in Spanish with German interpretation. It is free and open to the public.

Félix Bruzzone was born in 1976 in Buenos Aires. Since the publication of his short story collection 76 and the novel Los Topos (The Moles), he has been one of the most important voices in contemporary Argentine literature. His writing focuses on the commemoration of the last Argentine dictatorship; he was the first to introduce the children of the disappeared into fiction dealing with the subject. Félix Bruzzone was a guest at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair and also a participant of the first German-Argentine writers’ conference “Botenstoffe” that took place in May 2010. On November 19 Bruzzone will be presented with the Anna Seghers Award in a ceremony to held at the Academy of Arts at Pariser Platz.

Time and Place:

  • November 18, 2010, 8 p.m.
  • Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Latin American Studies, Rüdesheimer Str. 54–56, Room 201; subway station: Breitenbachplatz (U3)

For further information and interview requests, please contact:

  • Prof. Dr. Susanne Klengel, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin,
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 838-55575, Email: klengel@zedat.fu-berlin.de
  • Rike Bolte, Institute for Latin American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin,
    Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 44675288, Email: rbolte@zedat.fu-berlin.de