Events | Conversation on Literature

Wednesday, September 25, 2019  |  Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Kutschstall, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam


Location Haus der Brandenburgisch-Preußischen Geschichte, Kutschstall, Am Neuen Markt 9, 14467 Potsdam (barrierefrei)
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„Der Nebelfürst" – Eine Reise ins Blaue

“The Fog Prince” – A Journey into the Blue

Martin Mosebach in conversation with Denis Scheck

The literary critic Denis Scheck once wrote about Martin Mosebach, who received a residency fellowship in Wiepersdorf in 2001: “Martin Mosebach is one of the most brilliant storytellers of our time. Nobody writes about couples with such psychological aplomb. Nobody can fathom the abysses within relationships as delicately. And nobody follows the flow of money as knowledgeably as the studied lawyer Martin Mosebach.” In his masterful novel Der Nebelfürst, which is stylistically inspired by 19th century narrators, Martin Mosebach sends his protagonist- in the guise of explorer and conqueror on a journey into the blue, or more precisely to Bear Island in the North Sea. This satirical novel remains eternally young, just like love itself.

Martin Mosebach © Hagen Schnauss

Martin Mosebach, born in Frankfurt am Main in 1951, was a lawyer before turning his hand to writing. Since 1983, he has written eleven novels, short stories, poems, libretti and essays on art and literature, travel, religion, as well as on historical and political topics. He has received numerous awards and prizes for his work, including the Heinrich von Kleist Prize, the Grand Prize for Literature of the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts, the Georg Büchner Prize and the Goethe Plaque from the City of Frankfurt.

Denis Scheck (c) WDR/ARD Herby Sachs

Denis Scheck, born 1964 in Stuttgart, is a German literary critic working in a variety of media. Since 2003, he has been moderating the monthly book magazine “Druckfrisch” on ARD; and “Lesenswert” on Südwestrundfunk television; “Schecks Kanon” was recently published by Piper Verlag in 2018.

A cooperation between the Brandenburgische Gesellschaft für Kultur und Geschichte GmbH and the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf


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