Kakanien – New Republic of the Poets also in 2011!

Next speech by Terézia Mora, Hungary
19 January 2011, 8 pm, Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz

Born in the Hungarian city of Sopron, at a stone’s throw from the Austrian border, Terézia Mora grew up with two languages, Hungarian and German. She studied Hungarian Studies and Theatre Studies at Humboldt University in Berlin and trained as a screenwriter at the German Film and Television Academy. She works as a writer, screenwriter and translator.
Terézia Mora’s literary career started with the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize in 1999 for the narration Der Fall Ophelia, part of her first volume of short stories Seltsame Materie (1999), which — toghether with Alle Tage (2004) and Der einzige Mann auf dem Kontinent (2009) — earned her an international reputation as a writer. As a translator from the Hungarian into the German language she is particularly credited for translating the work of Péter Esterházy.

Terézia Mora, who writes in German, received numerous awards for her work: the Würth Literary Prize for her script Die Wege des Wassers in Erzincan, the Open Mike Literary Prize of the LiteraturWERKstatt Berlin for the narration Durst, the Jane Scatcherd Translation Prize of the Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt Foundation for her translation of Péter Esterházy’s Harmonia Caelestis, the Mara Cassens Prize, the Literature Promotion Prize of the Berlin Academy of the Arts and the Leipzig Book Fair Prize for her novel Alle Tage. In November 2010 Terézia Mora was awarded the Erich Fried Prize.

Venue: Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Schwarzenbergplatz 1, 1010 Vienna

ERSTE Foundation offers reduced tickets for the Kakanien series. To buy reduced tickets, say the pass word “ERSTE” at the box office!

Box offices:
Burgtheater: 1010 Vienna, Dr. Karl Lueger Ring 2, phone +43 (0)1 51444-4440
Volksoper: 1090 Vienna, Währinger Straße 78, phone +43 (0)1 514 44-3318
Wiener Staatsoper: 1010 Vienna, Herbert von Karajan-Platz
Zentrale Kassen Bundestheater: 1010 Vienna, Operngasse 2, phone +43 (0)1 514 44-7810
or online at www.burgtheater.at (no reduced tickets available online!)

More information on the Kakanien series as well as recordings and transcripts of all past speeches are available at www.erstestiftung.org/kakanien.