Events | Conversation on Literature

Wednesday, October 30, 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)
Entrance 3,00 €
Contact 0331 62085-50

„Gebrauchsanweisung für Potsdam und Brandenburg“

“Instruction Manual for Potsdam and Brandenburg”

Antje Rávik Strubel in conversation with Tilman Krause

“Being brief is one of the essential principles of a Brandenburgian conversation [...] Only a newcomer can come up with the useless idea of talking things through.” With lines like these, Antje Rávik Strubel, who lives in Potsdam and received a residency fellowship in Wiepersdorf in 2000, takes an ironic and loving look at Brandenburg in her Gebrauchsanweisungen für Potsdam und Brandenburg. In his own words, Tilman Krause, editor in chief of the feature section of the daily Die Welt, commented on the book in 2012: “Forget Fontane’s “Wanderungen”. Now Antje Rávik Strubel takes us on tour through the Mark Brandenburg.” Antje Rávik Strubel and Tilman Krause will discuss Fürst-Pückler’s original recipe for ice cream, thermal baths in Brandenburg and the ‘compulsory portion of happiness.’

Antje Rávik Strubel © Zaia Alexander

Antje Rávik Strubel lives in Potsdam. Her most recent publications include the novels: “Tupolew 134” (2004); “Kältere Schichten der Luft” (2007); “Sturz der Tage in die Nacht” (2011); and “In den Wäldern des menschlichen Herzens” (2016). Her work has been awarded numerous prizes including: the Hermann Hesse Prize, the Critics' Prize of the Academy of Arts, and the Prize of the Literature Houses. Strubel teaches regularly at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig and translates from English and Swedish. Her debut play “Unvollkommene Umarmung” premiered at Schauspiel Frankfurt in spring 2019. She has also published books in the Piper Verlag essayistic travel series called Gebrauchsanweisungen for: Sweden, Potsdam and Brandenburg, and most recently for Skiing.   

Tilman Krause (c) Claudius Pflug

Tilman Krause, born in Kiel in 1959, has been editor of “Literarische WELT” since 1998. He studied German and Romance languages, history, political science and art history in Tübingen, Paris and Berlin. He first worked in the feature section of the FAZ, then at the “Tagesspiegel,” before he became involved in the relaunch of the “Literarische WELT.” Tilman Krause has been touring through Brandenburg for a series of articles he has been writing on Fontane for WELT in commemoration of the writer’s 200th birthday.

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


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