Encounters: Annett Gröschner and Katy Derbyshire in Conversation

The prolific and wide-ranging output of writer, journalist, academic and performer Annett Gröschner includes two novels, Moskauer Eis [Moscow Ice] (2000) and Walpurgistag [St Walpurga's Day] (2011), as well as poetry, plays, radio features and documentary literature. Her most recent books are Berolinas zornige Töchter [Berolina's Angry Daughters] (2018), tracing the Berlin women's movement, and Berliner Bürger*stuben (2020), a collection of snapshots and observations of life in Berlin. Among the prizes she has received is the prestigious Fontanepreis (March 2020). She has been part of the performance collective SheShe Pop since 2012, and has held a visiting professorship at the Berlin Universität der Künste since 2015. Gröschner reads from and discusses her most recent work in the context of the changed social landscape under Covid-19 restrictions with Katy Derbyshire, who has also translated the work of contemporary German writers Olga Grjasnowa, Heike Geissler and Clemens Meyer. Katy  lives in Berlin, where she co-hosts a monthly translation lab and the bimonthly Dead Ladies Show presenting women who were wonderful while they were alive. Katy is now also publisher at the V&Q Books imprint, which exports ‘remarkable writing from Germany’ to the UK and Ireland. 

Author: Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies

Speaker(s): Annette Gröschner (Berlin); Katy Derbyshire (Berlin); Godela Weiss-Sussex (IMLR)

Organisations: Institute of Languages, Cultures & Societies

Event date: Monday, 14 June 2021 - 5:00pm