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Mar 27 - Reading Event in the Goethe Institut Nicosia - Reminder


Uwe Timm is reading from his book "In my brother's shadow""

Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 07.30 pm
Hall of the Goethe-Institut Cyprus in Nicosia
Language: German
Translations: Greek/Turkish
Goethe-Institut Cyprus invites to Nicosia one of the most successful authors of contemporary German Literature Uwe Timm to a reading from his book: “In my brother's shadow” (“Am Beispiel meines Bruders”) from 2005. The reading (in German with translations in Greek and Turkish) will be held on Tuesday, 27th March 2012 at 7.30 pm in the Goethe-Institut Cyprus hall, organized jointly with the Union of Cyprus Writers and the Turkish Cypriot Artist and Writers Union.
A discussion with the author and a reception will follow.

Uwe Timm was born 1940 in Hamburg. He studied philosophy and German Literature in Munich and Paris and lives in Munich since 1971 as a freelance author. In 2009 he was honoured with the prestigious Heinrich Boell Literature Prize. His book “In my brother's shadow” deals with the later found diary of his very much older brother Karl-Heinz, who as a member of the Waffen-SS was injured during the Second World War in the Ucraine, where he died in a field hospital in 1943. Main topics are obedience and resistence, conscience and moral dilemmas in wars.
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