Join author Anne Weber and translator Tess Lewis for a conversation about Weber's novel Epic Annette: A Heroine's Tale. Susie Nicklin, publisher of The Indigo Press, will moderate. This event is presented by Goethe-Institut New York and co-presented by Deutsches Haus at NYU, Villa Albertine, and The Indigo Press.
About “Epic Annette: A Heroine’s Tale:”
What does it mean to be a hero in the 20th century? Anne Weber's novel, winner of the 2020 German Book Prize, recounts the extraordinary true story of Annette Beaumanoir, whose involvement with the French Resistance and the Algerian FLN cemented her name in history. Beaumanoir’s gripping story, including her exile from France and separation from her children, embodies the tragic conflict between political activism and familial obligation. This novel about courage, resilience, and the struggle for freedom is also a bold and nuanced look at the ethics of heroism.
About the speakers:
Anne Weber is a German-French author, translator into both French and German and self-translator. Anne started writing and publishing in French, but immediately translated her first book Ida invente la poudre into German as Ida erfindet das Schießpulver. Since then, she has written each of her books in French and German.
Tess Lewis is a writer and translator from French and German. Her translations include works by Peter Handke, Walter Benjamin, Lutz Seiler, Jonas Lüscher and Philippe Jaccottet. Her essays and reviews have appeared in a number of publications including Granta, Bookforum, and The Los Angeles Review of Books.
Susie Nicklin was Director of Literature at the British Council from 2005 – 2013, creating international literary partnerships and events. She founded The Indigo Press in 2018.
Time and Date: 6:30 - 8:00pm on Monday, May 8th 2023
Location: In-person at Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place New York, NY 10003