Ulrike Draesner: The Ravages of War

Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut San Francisco

Using sophisticated language to examine complex and contemporary issues, the Berlin-based writer Ulrike Draesner always manages to present taboos and desires of the 21st century in surprising twists. Her most recent novel, Sieben Spr√ľnge vom Rand der Welt (Seven Leaps From the Edge of the World), develops a chorus of voices about the consequences of forced migration in Middle and Eastern Europe from 1939 up to today. The reading will be in English and German.