It's all in a name

Co-written with Andrea C. Hoffmann, translated from German by Shaun Whiteside. The weather is bad as we stand outside Sherbrooke town hall. The rain is pouring down – as it does so often in my new home, Canada, which is in every respect the opposite of my old one. All my friends have come. It…

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It’s all in a name

Co-written with Andrea C. Hoffmann, translated from German by Shaun Whiteside. The weather is bad as we stand outside Sherbrooke town hall. The rain is pouring down – as it does so often in my new home, Canada, which is in every respect the opposite of my old one. All my friends have come. It…

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From One Reader to Another

Good afternoon. I’d like to express my gratitude to Erica Jarnes [at English PEN] for giving me this opportunity to speak today, and to you all for listening. In the next half hour, I’ll touch on why I read, the different ways of reading, and how exactly books leave legacies inside us – and whether…

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