Event Date: 24 May 2012
28 Rutland Gate
London SW7 1PQ
The Ingeborg Bachmann Centre London presents:
A Reading by Doron Rabinovici
Doron Rabinovici, a novelist, essayist, and historian, was born in 1961 in Tel Aviv and has lived in Vienna since 1964. He has written three novels and a collection of short stories as well as important works of nonfiction. He will read from his most recent novel, Andernorts (Elsewhere), which was short-listed for the German Book Prize in 2010. The novel’s protagonist, Israeli academic Ethan Rosen, works on a polemic article attacking his biggest rival for a professorship, Rudi Klausinger, while on route from Tel Aviv to Vienna. On arrival in Vienna he receives the news that his father is in the hospital and immediately returns to Israel. There he discovers that Klausinger is not just in competition with him on a professional level …
Doron Rabinovici is a prominent and politically engaged intellectual in Austria. In his writing he takes up central political and sociological issues such as identity politics, victimhood, the moral obligation to remember the Shoah, German and Austrian responsibility, Israel, anti-Semitism, and the inevitable skewing of a message by its medium, and turns them inside out and back upon themselves.
The reading will be in German & English.
Introduction by Dr Heide Kunzelmann (IGRS/Ingeborg Bachmann Centre London) .