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Paul Lynch at Literaturhaus Frankfurt

Der Booker-Preisträger im Gespräch, mit Lesungen aus seinem Roman "Das Prophetenlied" zum ersten Mal in Deutschland.

16 September

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Photo by Joel Saget

Photo by Joel Saget

In Irish author Paul Lynch’s new novel “Prophet Song” (published in German as „Das Lied des Propheten“ by Klett-Cotta), Ireland finds itself in the grip of a government that is on its way to tyranny. Scientist and mother-of-four Eilish finds herself caught up in the nightmarish logic of a collapsing society, attacked by unseen forces beyond her control. She is forced to do everything she can to protect her family and keep them together. How far will Eilish go to save herself and them?

The conversation with the author, “one of the most acclaimed Irish writer of his generation” (Telegraph), is presented by Margarete von Schwarzkopf in German and English. Agnes Kammerer reads from the German translation by Eike Schönfeld.

Paul Lynch was born in Limerick in 1977, grew up in Co Donegal, and lives in Dublin. As an novelist he is known for his poetic, lyrical style and exploration of complex themes. He has published five novels and has won several awards, including the 2018 Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and the 2023 Booker Prize, for Prophet Song. In 2024, he was appointed Distinguished Writing Fellow at Maynooth University and was elected to Aosdána, which honours artists who have made outstanding contributions to the creative arts in Ireland.


Literaturhaus Frankfurt
Schöne Aussicht 2
60311 Frankfurt-am-Main

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