Monday, January 17, 2011

Photo-essay presented on Jan 21

Toto Funds the Arts

& the Goethe Institut, Bangalore

are pleased to invite to you to

award-winning German author

Saša Stanišić’s

presentation of

a photo-essay, You Like it Here,

and a short reading from his novel

How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone

Drs Arul Mani and Etienne Rassendren will be in conversation with the author

Date and time: Friday, 21 January 2011, 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, 716 CMH Road, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore 560 038 India

Ph: +91 80 2520 5305/06/07/08

Saša Stanišic was born in Bosnia in 1978, and lives in Berlin. He is a novelist, playwright and travel journalist. Stanišic’s debut novel How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone, has been translated into 30 languages. It is a story of a boy who experiences the war in Bosnia and finds consolation for pain and loss in language and stories. In his theatrical work, Stanišic´ puts either puppets or very old people in charge of things. He has received numerous prizes, but was unfortunate to narrowly miss winning the one which offers a year's supply of excellent wine. Stanišic recently completed a semester of teaching Creative Writing and 20th/21st Century German Literature at MIT in Cambridge, USA.

Dr Arul Mani is a writer, literary critic and Reader at the Department of English, St Joseph’s College, Bangaore.

Dr Etienne Rassendren teaches English at St Joseph’s College, Bangalore. His current interests are in Gender Studies, Nationalism issues, Cultural Studies and Post-colonial Studies.

Copies of the book will be available at the venue.

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