Britische Autoren beim Europäischen Festival der Reiseliteratur, Neuruppin
Priya Basil, Stephen Kelman und John Burnside ©

Stephen Kelman © Jonathan Ring

Friday 06 June 2014 - 00:00 to Sunday 08 June 2014 - 00:00
Fontane Festspiele Neuruppin

European Festival of Travel Literature “Beside the Track”, Fontane Festspiele Neuruppin

In 2014 the UK is partner country of the European Festival of Travel Literature, “Beside the Track”, part of the Fontane Festspiele in the city of Neuruppin. UK authors Priya Basil, Christopher Brookmyre, John Burnside and Stephen Kelman will be taking part in readings and discussions at the festival from 4 to 9 June 2014. In addition, there will also be a panel discussion on the topic of “Europe’s English dream”, with panel members Philip Oltermann (The Guardian), Prof. Jürgen Schlaeger (Centre for British Studies, Humbolt University Berlin) and Prof. Rudolph Muhs (Royal Holloway, University of London). The discussion will be chaired by Andreas Knaesche from RBB.

Readings and discussions with British authors are listed for you below. You can also download the full festival programme (in German).

Friday, 6 June 2014

Stephen Kelman reads from Pigeon English

  • Chair: Bernhard Robben
  • 20:00
  • Museumshof, Fischbänkenstr. 3, Neuruppin

Saturday, 7 Juni 2014

Discussion: „Europas englischer Traum“ (Europe’s English dream)

  • Prof. Jürgen Schläger (Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University Berlin), Prof. Rudolf Muhs, (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Philip Oltermann (The Guardian)
  • Chair: Andreas Knaesche
  • 11:00
  • Museum Neuruppin, August-Bebel-Straße 14, Neuruppin

John Burnside reads from A Summer of Drowning

  • Chair: Bernhard Robben
  • 18:30
  • Beckers Scheune, Dorfstraße 19 A, Wuthenow

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Priya Basil reads from The Obscure Logic of the Heart

  • Chair: Bernhard Robben
  • 18:30
  • Galerie am Bollwerk, An der Seepromenade 10, Neuruppin

Christopher Brookmyre reads from The Sacred Art of Stealing

  • Chair: Bernhard Robben
  • 20:00
  • Museumshof, Fischbänkenstr. 3, Neuruppin