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Reading by fellows of the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf 2021

With Iryna Herasimovich, Regina Scheer and Nero Campanella

In German language

This year's fellows of the Cultural Foundation Schloss Wiepersdorf present their works: Iryna Herasimovich reads from the essay "Die Kraft des Unwissens," which she wrote in the fall of 2020 on the occasion of the events in Belarus. From Regina Scheer you’ll hear an excerpt from her just completed biography about Hertha Gordon-Walcher (1894–1990). Nero Campanella reads from his satirical novel with the working title "Der unsterbliche Schrock", which he worked on at Schloss Wiepersdorf in 2021.


Iryna Herasimovich © Nikita Fedosik

Iryna Herasimovich was born in Minsk in 1978. A literary translator and essayist, she has translated authors such as Lukas Bärfuss, Franz Hohler, Dea Loher, Nora Gomringer, Jonas Lüscher and Ilma Rakusa into Belarusian. She works as a dramaturge and curator in the field of visual arts and is a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry.



Regina Scheer © KSW

Regina Scheer, born in Berlin, studied Theater and Cultural Studies at Humboldt University Berlin. From 1972–1976 she was cultural editor at the newspaper FORUM and has been working since as a freelance author, editor, historian, and journalist. Regina Scheer is a member of the VS (writers' association of ver.di) and a PEN member. Among her numerous book publications since 1992 are Machandel (novel, Albrecht Knaus Verlag, Munich 2014) and Gott wohnt im Wedding (novel, Penguin Verlag, Munich 2019).


Nero Campanella © KSW

Nero Campanella was born in Saarbrücken in 1977 and grew up in Saarland. He completed his studies of literature and musicology in Cologne with a master's degree. After publishing numerous literary and non-fiction texts (columns in the Berliner Zeitung, a travel guide, poetry in Frank Zumbach's Balladenbuch, Der Exot, and others), he has been working since 2016 on the multi-volume cycle of novels Fuga Mundi, which centers on the autofictional character Nero Campanella.


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