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The most exciting readings in December

Julie Otsuka

the novel "When the Emperor What is Divine Appeared" as early as 2002. It is the literary debut of the New York writer Julie Otsuka was. And it's about a dark Chapter in American history: the internment of Japanese-born Americans. More precisely, the Otsukas family in 1942, in the high desert country of Utah. It is a story of fear, loneliness, and a return to a life where nothing is as it was. This year the book under the title "When the Emperor was a God" in German in the Lenos appeared publishing. (ish)

To 1.12., 15, Orell Füssli, Füsslistr. 4

Maria Lassnig

Perhaps the Austrian artist Maria had read Lassnig self from your personal and very poetic lyrics, she would still be alive. Now to take over their country wife Birgit Minichmayr. Which is not only a gifted actress but also a voice, which – once heard – not soon to be forgotten. With this your very own hoarseness is lassnig's work Essays and diary entries to Sound; in the framework of the exhibition "Maria Lassnig – Tender heart / Delicate Centre", which until 19. December at Hauser?&?To see Wirth's. (ish)

Mi 4.12., 18.30, Hauser?&?Wirth, Limmatstr. 270

Peter Stamm

the world is a gentle, has the same validity in the days of the human rights messed up. "Christmas is the saddest day of the year," writes Peter Stamm in his new book, "Marcia from Vermont," which is also a Christmas story. The narrator adds: "And I'm just a little strapped for cash and didn't want to go to bed hungry." What is going to happen? A woman raised in New York, a man in Christmas night, he gave her the fire she has asked for $ 20. From this Moment on, many stories in this story are quite possible: a man and a woman can go the way together – or not. And then later think about what could have happened – or not. A correct root constellation. Of course, with a double bottom. (bu)

mon 9.12., 19.30 PM, Literaturhaus, Limmatquai 62

Giuliano Musio

The Zurich Download "rust and Gold" is at least to say to all those who have looked shoots the second season of the SRF-series "side". The business plays a quasi-main role, provides a place for love Affairs, and ultimately serves as a concert venue. As in real life. Now the 32-year-old Swiss author Giuliano Musio presents his new novel "Invertebrate". Therein Bern is suddenly on the sea, and the main character by the name of Martin Schwammer can lie better than anyone else. For feelings and dreams of animals, plagues him in debt without a backbone. (ish)

Do 12.12., 19.30, rust and Gold, Uetlibergstr. 15

Christmas books

to give the gift of good books is always an Option. In the house of literature, you want to ensure that you access next. Here are two tips in advance: head of Gesa Schneider recommends "At night owl of Sternhai" by Holly Goldberg Sloan, and Meg Wolitzer. It goes to the Board and Avery, the do everything to help their dads stay together. Two girl closed it is also in "The ice". The newly translated novel from 1963, and is told poetically and directly from the friendship and is Vonlanthen the recommendation of the house of literature-assistant Isabelle. (ish)

Do 19.12., 19.30 PM, Literaturhaus, Limmatquai 62

Created: 28.11.2019, 16:02 Uhr

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