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Datum - 09.03.2024
19:00 - 20:00
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The Munich Readery


When Jonathan graduates from university with a degree in literature, his father hands him two gifts: an alarm clock and the chance to work in the family business. But Jonathan has different plans. Leaving behind his eccentric family and stifling German hometown, he embarks on a hitchhiking adventure through Australia in search of Alice, an exchange student he knew back in school who left mysteriously one night without explanation.

Peter Arndt’s debut novel is a story about coming of age and coming to terms with the past. Searching for Alice explores the lure of the open road and the joys of traversing geographic borders, language barriers, and cultural boundaries.

Peter Arnds is Professor of Comparative Literature at Trinity College Dublin. He has taught widely around the world, for 20 years in the U.S. and Canada, but also in Delhi, Adelaide, Salamanca, and Kabul. Peter is a member of PEN International and of Academia Europaea. His publications include books on literature, on authors like Wilhelm Raabe, Charles Dickens, and Günter Grass, and on wolves, genocide, travel literature and ecocriticism. He has translated Patrick Boltshauser’s novel Stromschnellen (Rapids, Dalkey Archive Press, 2014, which was nominated for the IMPAC, Dublin International Literary Award). His current projects examine the links between genocide and specicide in world literature and biopolitics. He contributes to several international research networks, including Challenging Precarity: A Global Network and Narratives of Happiness and Resilience.

This event is free.