The Zeitgeist DC literature festival makes the richness of German-language literature accessible to English speakers by presenting the latest works of the literary scenes of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. This year's theme, Queer as Volk, will highlight new works in German that deal with themes of queerness and identity.
Among the authors is Fabian Hirschmann from Germany with his debut novel Am Ende schmeißen wir mit Gold ("In the end we throw with gold") and Zoro del Buono from Switzerland with her novels Canitz’ Verlangen ("Desire") and Gotthard.
The writer and journalist Jürgen Bauer wrote Austria's contribution Das Fenster zur Welt ("The Window to the World") to the literature festival. In his debut novel, Jürgen Bauer describes the clash of two generations who together face the mistakes they have made. With his delicate language and subtle humor he addresses the question of beauty and transience of a moment.
Reading & Discussion
When: Monday, March 6, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Where: Human Rights Campaign, 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tickets: General admission is free and open to the public.