A free event at Swansea Museum on 24 November 2015.

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In collaboration with Think German Wales and co-sponsored by the German Embassy and the AHRC.

Euro Visions of Wales exhibition welcomes award-winning German writer Jorg Bernig

Jorg Bernig 1Dr Jörg Bernig (Radebeul, Germany)
A European Traveller to Wales

Jörg will read from his fiction set in Wales (in English, with snippets of German)

Jörg Bernig, award-winning German poet and novelist, will discuss how he has transformed his experiences travelling and living in Wales over some 25 years into poems, novels and short stories. His 2007 novel Neither High nor Low Tide (Weder Ebbe noch Flut) is partly set in Swansea, where he worked in the early 1990s and which he counts as the place which inspired him to begin writing. Jörg grew up in the former German Democratic Republic where he worked as a miner, farmhand, and conscripted soldier. After the collapse of the communist East German state, he taught in Wales and Scotland, studied for a number of university degrees in Germany, and published poetry, fiction, and history. Jörg Bernig now lives with his wife and two daughters near Dresden. In 2013 he was elected to the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts.

24 November 2015, 7 pm, Swansea Museum

ALL WELCOME.  Free entry.
The reading and discussion will be in English with brief German interludes.

Enquiries:  Prof J Preece (j.e.preece@swansea.ac.uk)