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Kristof Magnusson Reads from His Own Work
Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 5:30 pm
Kristof Magnusson reads in English and German from his soon-to-be published novel Arztroman (Medical Fiction). Free and open to the public.
Kristof Magnusson is the Max Kade writer-in-residence at MIT. Magnusson was born in Hamburg in 1976. After training as a church musician, he spent 1996-1998 working for homelessness organizations in New York before studying at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig, the Berlin University of the Arts and the University of Reykjavík. Magnusson lives in Berlin as a writer and translator. He has received numerous fellowships for his work as a dramatist and fiction writer from such institutions as the Academy of Arts, the Cultural Foundation of Saxony and the German Literature Fund. Currently, he is teaching a course in Theater Writing in German at MIT as the ninth Max Kade writer-in-residence.
About Arztroman (Medical Fiction)
Emergency physician Anita Cornelius on-call in Berlin loves her job but is witness to everything that a metropolis like Berlin has to offer from a 17-year old stuck in his mashed-up car to a Turkish retiree who collapses in the fitness studio. The more she sees, the more she becomes personally involved. Will she be able to maintain the balance between being in the front line of social conflict and her relationship with her estranged husband and adolescent son?
Co-sponsored with MIT Foreign Languages & Literatures and MIT Literature.