Generation X Reflects: British German Encounters
Wednesday, 7 March 2012 from 18:30 to 20:00 (GMT)
London, United Kingdom
Rising literary stars Jan Brandt and Joe Dunthorne, in conversation with Philip Oltermann
UCL Garden Room, Wilkins Building
Wednesday 7 March 2012, 6.30pm
Readings and discussion will be followed by a drinks reception.
Jan Brandt’s debut novel Gegen die Welt [Against the World], a story of growing up in a remote village on the northwestern edge of West Germany in the late 1980s and 90s, was shortlisted for the prestigious Deutscher Buchpreis in 2011, while Joe Dunthorne’s first novel, Submarine, a coming-of-age tale set in South Wales during the same period, became a successful film (directed by Richard Ayoade) in 2011.
Jan Brandt was a visiting student at UCL German Department 1997-98, and the compere for the evening will be Guardian journalist and UCL (Centre for European Studies) alumnus Philip Oltermann.