Anne Enright will be reading from The Gathering, which won the Booker Prize 2007, with Katharina Thalbach at Literaturhaus on Wednesday, 19 November 2008 at 8pm. (See Dolcevita’s announcement for details in German.) Tickets: 089 / 291934-27.
Anne Enright has the most amazing view of the world. Down-to-earth. Physical. Womanly. Just read her short article My Milk. I’m very excited about this particular reading, because Katharina Thalbach is going to be there, an actress I simply adore. Look, here she is in her newest film, Der Mond und andere Liebhaber (Comedydrama German 2008, Neue Visionen, 101 minutes, premiered on 24 July 2008):
do you know her book The Gathering?
no, not yet, but I’d love to go! shall we? helmut is here…
Oops, it’s not Katharina, it’s her daughter Anna who’s doing the reading…
We were a little disappointed with the event. Too much academic discussion for my taste, not enough reading in English. Anna Thalbach was great, though.
Anne Enright said, “I like the sneaky senses – touch and smell – not the overt, deliberate ones.” I think that’s why I though her book would be sensuous. But it’s not. Not at all.