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Program, Award Ceremony and Long Night of the Shortlist

This year’s Award Ceremony was held at HKW on July 3 as part of a midsummer literary gala, the Long Night of the Shortlist. The titles of the 2014 shortlist were presented by the nominated authors and translators and the jury members in discussions and readings. The keynote speaker was the translator and word-artist Yoko Tawada.

Award Ceremony & Long Night of the Shortlist
2014, Jul 3, Thu

Program

6 pm
Opening
Ceremonial Speech by Yoko Tawada

6.30 pm
“As Long as There Are Stories”
Conversation and reading with Georgi Gospodinov, Alexander Sitzmann and Jörg Plath (moderation) on G. Gospodinov: Physik der Schwermut, Literaturverlag Droschl 2014
In Bulgarian with English and German simultaneous translation

“Un/Dead“
Conversation and reading with Bernardo Kucinski, Sarita Brandt and Kersten Knipp (moderation) on B. Kucinski: K. oder Die verschwundene Tochter, Transit Buchverlag 2013
In Portuguese with English and German simultaneous translation

7.45 pm
“Soul-Keeping“
Conversation and reading with Madeleine Thien, Almuth Carstens and Egon Ammann (moderation) on M. Thien: Flüchtige Seelen, Luchterhand Literaturverlag 2014
In English with German simultaneous translation

“Compressed Times“
Conversation and reading with Eike Schönfeld, Laurenz Bolliger, Sabine Peschel (moderation), and Dulcie Smart (reading) on M. Hamid: So wirst du stinkreich im boomenden Asien, DuMont Buchverlag 2013
In English with German simultaneous translation

“Blow-Up”
Conversation and reading with Zsófia Bán, Katharina Raabe, Iris Radisch (moderation), and Miriam Japp (reading) on Z. Bán: Als nur die Tiere lebten, Suhrkamp Verlag 2014
In Hungarian with English and German simultaneous translation

9 p.m.
Award Ceremony
Audiopiece by Victor Kümel & Lara Sielmann (ilp-onblog.de)
Laudation by Hans Christoph Buch
Conversation & reading with award winners Dany Laferrière & Beate Thill and jury member Hans Christoph Buch (moderation) on Das Rätsel der Rückkehr, Verlag Das Wunderhorn 2013
Award Presentation
In French with English and German simultaneous translation

Host of the evening will be Bernd M. Scherer, Director Haus der Kulturen der Welt.

Free admission