3 December 2009
Venue: St George’s German Lutheran Church, 55 Alie Street, London, E1 8EB
'Die Bars von Atlantis'
Durs Grünbein is hailed as one of Germany's most eminent poets. His work has been awarded a number of major German literary prizes including the Georg-Büchner-Preis and the Peter Huchel Prize for Poetry. An English collection of his poems Ashes for Breakfast was published in 2005 and translated by Michael Hoffmann.
Grünbein will read some of his most recent prose and (unpublished) poetry with some poems in English translation. Our venue for this event will be St George's German Lutheran Church and is the oldest German church in Britain dating from 1762. The Church served as a religious centre for generations of German immigrants who worked in the East End sugar refineries and in the meat and baking trades right up until the First World War.
A reception will follow the lecture.
This event will also launch Volume II of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations Yearbook Angermoin.
The venue has a limited capacity, to avoid disappointment please book early by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.