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Clemens Meyer in conversation with Stuart Evers
22 January @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for an evening with Clemens Mayer in conversation with Stuart Evers. Clemens Mayer’s new novel Dark Satellites (translated Kate Derbyshire) is a striking collection of stories about marginal characters in contemporary Germany and is published on Fitzcarraldo Editions 20th Jan 2020.
Clemens Meyer was born 1977 in Halle and lives in Leipzig. After high school he jobbed as a watchman, building worker and removal man. He studied creative writing at the German Literary Institute, Leipzig and was granted a scholarship by the Saxon Ministry of Science and Arts in 2002. His first novel, Als wir träumten, was a huge success and for his second book, Die Nacht, die Lichter, a collection of short stories, he was awarded the Leipzig Book Fair Prize 2008. Bricks and Mortar, his latest novel, was shortlisted for the German Book Prize and was awarded the Bremer Literaturpreis 2014.
Stuart Evers’ debut, Ten Stories About Smoking, won the London Book Award in 2011, his highly acclaimed novel, If This is Home, followed in 2012 and his collection Your Father Sends His Love, was shortlisted for the 2016 Edge Hill Short Story Prize. In 2017, Evers won the Eccles British Library Writer’s Award – one of Europe’s richest prizes for a work in progress. His second novel, The Blind Light – included in the Observer’s ‘Fiction to Look Out For in 2020’ – will be published in June.