The Berlin Writers' Workshop and Lettrétage present a bilingual reading event celebrating the rerelease of Andrea Scrima's novel A Lesser Day and its new German edition, Wie viele Tage. Scrima will be joined by the novelist Heike Geißler (Rosa, Nichts, was tragisch wäre, Saisonarbeit) and appear in conversation with Berlin Writers' Workshop co-founder Rebecca Rukeyser.
Free entry. Limited seating.
About the authors:
Heike Geißler is a writer. She lives in Leipzig. She is the author of Rosa, Nichts, was tragisch wäre and Saisonarbeit. The latter will be published by SEMIOTEXT(E) in fall 2018 in a translation by Katy Derbyshire.
Andrea Scrima studied fine arts at the School of Visual Arts in New York and the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, Germany, where she lives and works. Her first book, A Lesser Day, has just been rereleased in a second edition to accompany the publication of a German translation (Wie viele Tage, Literaturverlag Droschl, Graz). Scrima’s criticism appears in journals including The Rumpus, BOMB Magazine, The Brooklyn Rail, Music & Literature, The Quarterly Conversation, The Scofield, Schreibkraft, Manuskripte, and Hyperion: On the Future of Aesthetics. She was the recipient of a literature fellowship from the Berlin Council on Science, Research, and the Arts in Berlin, Germany and took part in a writing residency at the Ledig House / Art Omi program in Ghent, New York. Her current novel-in-progress was awarded second prize in the Glimmer Train Fall Fiction Open.
Prior to her decision to focus on literature, Scrima worked as a professional artist for many years, incorporating short fiction pieces into large-scale text installations. She has received numerous awards for her artistic work, including a grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation (1989/1990) and the Lingen Art Prize (Kunstverein Lingen, Germany; 1996), and has exhibited internationally.