New Writing in German features three voices making a serious impact on the literary scene. Swiss writer Dorothee Elmiger’s debut Invitation to the Bold of Heart (translated by Katy Derbyshire), a startling dystopian tale of hope and exploration, won the Kelag Prize in 2010. In her bittersweet debut collection, Sometimes I Lie and Sometimes I Don’t (translated by Rachel McNicholl), Austrian Nadja Spiegel displays what one reviewer described as ‘an artist’s eye for the diamond moments’. Cult poet, artist and writer Peter Wawerzinek’s novel Motherless Child, his exploration of his mother’s abandonment of him as a child, won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 2010.
The event is chaired by writer and critic Anna Carey.
In association with the Austrian Embassy Dublin, the Embassy of Switzerland in Ireland and the Goethe-Institut Irland.