European Literature Night returns on November 16, 2022, bringing some of Europe’s brightest literary talents to the New York audiences. Critically acclaimed authors as well as translators and performers representing 11 E.U. countries will read excerpts from new works and beloved classics and engage in a panel discussion exploring the topic of literature and peace.
Author spotlight: Nora Krug, “Belonging” | GERMANY
Nora Krug was born decades after the fall of the Nazi regime, but the Second World War cast a long shadow over her childhood and youth in the city of Karlsruhe, Germany. Yet she knew little about her own family’s involvement.
After living abroad, Krug returns to Germany, where she visits archives, conducts research, and interviews family members. In this extraordinary quest, “Krug erases the boundaries between comics, scrapbooking, and collage as she endeavors to make sense of 20th-century history, the Holocaust, her German heritage, and her family’s place in it all” (The Boston Globe).
Nora Krug is the author of the graphic memoir Belonging and illustrated an edition of On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder. She is an associate professor at Parsons School of Design. Her drawings and visual narratives have appeared in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Guardian.
Location & Time:
November 16, 2022, 6-10 PM
Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street New York, NY 10075
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