Kakanien – New Republic of the Poets. Writers hold speeches in Akademietheater

30 November 2009, 8 pm: Andrzej Stasiuk, Poland

In Polish language with German surtitles
Moderation: Peter Huemer

After the opening of the series by the Hungarian author Péter Nádas on 14 October, it is now Andrzej Stasiuk’s turn. The Polish writer, critic and essayist was born in Warsaw in 1960 and is seen as one of Poland’s most important contemporary writers. His volume of short stories "Dukla" (1997, "Die Welt hinter Dukla") made him well known with German speaking readers; in 2002 the partner cities of Thorn (Poland) and Göttingen (Germany) jointly awarded him the Samuel-Bogumil-Linde literature award. In 2005 Stasiuk received the "Nike" literature of the year award for his literary travelogues "Going to Babadag" ("Unterwegs nach Babadag").

In his lecture in Akademietheater Stasiuk will explore the differences between the mentalities of his native Poland and its Western neighbour Austria – he knows both profoundly well.

Akademietheater, Lisztstraße 1, 1030 Vienna

€ 15 / reduced ticket € 10
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