On the eve of the announcement of the winner of the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, we're delighted to be welcoming three of the shortlistees for a celebratory reading and discussion. Jenny Erpenbeck was born in East Berlin in 1967, and began her artistic career as a director of opera before turning to writing in the 1990s. Her latest novel, published in English by Portobello, is The End of Days. Daniel Kehlmann, born in 1975, holds both German and Austrian nationality, and shot to fame in 2005 with the publication of Die Vermessung der Welt, translated into English the following year as Measuring the World (Quercus). His latest book, also published by Quercus, is F. A Novel. Erwin Mortier was born in Belgium in 1965 and has published poetry and several novels, most recently While the Gods Were Sleeping from Pushkin. His latest book is Stammered Songbook, also from Pushkin, a memoir of his mother's illness. Kehlmann, Erpenbeck and Mortier will be reading from their work, and will be in conversation with Catherine Taylor of English PEN. Also present for the discussion will be our authors' translators Susan Bernofsky, Carol Brown Janeway and Paul Vincent.
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