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Berlin Dayz


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Bas Böttcher, Wladimir Kaminer and Carsten Beyer offer a glimpse of contemporary Berlin, in a night of reading and talk hosted by the award-winning author of Stasiland, Anna Funder.

In partnership with the Goethe-Institut Australien as part of Berlin Dayz, the German-Australian Arts Festival in Melbourne.



Anna Funder

Anna Funder is the author of Stasiland. Her debut novel, All That I Am, won the 2012 Miles Franklin Award. Anna Funder was born in Melbourne in 1966. She has worked as an international lawyer and documentary film-maker. In 1997 she was writer-in-residence at the Australia Centre in Potsdam. She liv... Read more

Wladimir Kaminer

Wladimir Kaminer is the author of Russian Disco. Born in Moscow, Wladimir Kaminer emigrated to Berlin in the early 90s when he was 22. Russian Disco is a series of short and comic autobiographical vignettes about life among the migrants in the explosive and extraordinary multicultural atmosphere of ... Read more

Bas Bottcher

Bas Böttcher is one of the best known slam and rap poets. Böttcher has won the German Poetry Slam Prize time and time again. He was awarded scholarships by the Literarisches Colloquium Berlin and the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. His Textbox, a man-size Plexiglas capsule with translation screens is ... Read more

Carsten Beyer

Carsten Beyer is a Berlin based radio host, producer and reporter.

He currently works for rbb inforadio and rbb Kulturradio (Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg, Berlin) and – Deutschlandradio Kultur, Berlin. His interests include society and the arts, especially music and film.


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