The Festival Neue Literatur partner organizations, including the German Consulate General in New York, present the Festival Neue Literatur satellite event “Express Yourself: Why Writers Write.” In this conversation acclaimed German- and English language authors Raphaela Edelbauer, Judith Keller, Nora Krug, and Jenny McPhee will read from their recent work and discuss “Express Yourself: Why Writers Write.” Their conversation will be moderated by award-winning German-English literary translator Elisabeth Lauffer.
The conversation will be preceded by the 2022 Friedrich Ulfers Prize ceremony. This year’s prize is awarded to Riky Stock, the Managing Director at NorthSouth Books. The laudation will be held by Barbara Perlmutter and Professor Friedrich Ulfers will provide short remarks as well. The Friedrich Ulfers Prize, established in 2013, is awarded annually by Deutsches Haus at New York University to a leading publisher, writer, critic, translator, or scholar who has championed the advancement of German-language literature in the United States. It is endowed with a $5000 grant and Festival Neue Literatur’s testimony to the rising importance of German-language literature in America.
Nora Krug is a German-American author and illustrator whose drawings and visual narratives were published in newspapers and magazines internationally, and included in Houghton Mifflin’s Best American Comics and Best Non-Required Reading series. Krug is the recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Maurice Sendak Foundation, among others, and of gold and silver medals from the Society of Illustrators and the New York Art Directors Club. Krug was named Illustrator of the Year by the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2019. Her visual memoir, Belonging: A German Reckons with History and Home, about WWII and her own family history, was chosen as a Best Book of 2018 by The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, and others, and was the recipient of the 2019 National Book Critics Circle Award in Autobiography. Krug illustrated the graphic edition of Timothy Snyder’s bestseller, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century, which was named a Best Graphic Novel of 2021 by the New York Times.
Location & Time
November 14, 2022
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm EST
Austrian Cultural Forum New York
11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022
Please register here.