A reading by the distinguished Swiss writer Friederike Kretzen

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7 December 2011

Time: 6:00pm
Venue: George Steiner Seminar Room, Lock Keepers Cottage, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

The Department of German, in cooperation with the Swiss Embassy, will be hosting a reading by the distinguished Swiss writer Friederike Kretzen.

Friederike Kretzen, born in 1957 in Leverkusen, Germany, has been living in Basle, Switzerland, since 1983. She is a novelist and university teacher.

After studying sociology she worked as a dramaturg and then as a lecturer in literature and creative writing, e.g. at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich and the Bern University of Arts.

Among her many novels are:  “Die Souffleuse” (1989), “Ihr blöden Weiber” (1993) “Indiander” (1996), “Übungen zu einem Aufstand” (2002)  or “Weisses Album” (2007).

Friederike Kretzen has won several prizes, such as the «Deutsche[r] Kritikerpreis für Literatur» in 1999 or the «Arno-Schmidt Stipendium» in 2002.

The reading will be in German and will last approximately one hour and will be followed by a wine reception.

All are welcome.

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