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Reading: Fatin Abbas and Jennifer Kronovet

  • Lettrétage Mehringdamm 61 10961 Berlin Germany (map)

The Berlin Writers' Workshop and Lettrétage present a reading celebrating the work of Fatin Abbas and Jennifer Kronovet. Free entry. Limited seating.

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About the authors:

Fatin Abbas’ first novel, The Interventionists, is forthcoming from W. W. Norton & Co. Her short fiction has appeared in Freeman’s: The Best New Writing on Arrival, The Warwick Review, and Friction, and her journalism and review essays have appeared in Le Monde Diplomatique, Die Zeit, The Nation, Africa is a Country, Bidoun, African Arguments and openDemocracy, among other places. She is a recipient of the Miles Morland Foundation Writing Scholarship, and has been a Jan Michalski Foundation Writer-in-Residence. Born in Sudan and raised in the United States, she gained her PhD in Comparative Literature from Harvard University and her MFA in Creative Writing (Fiction) from Hunter College, the City University of New York.


Jennifer Kronovet is the author of two poetry collections: The Wug Test (Ecco Press), which was selected for the National Poetry Series in the US, and Awayward (BOA Editions). Using the name Jennifer Stern, she co-translated Empty Chairs (Graywolf Press), the poetry of Chinese writer Liu Xia, and she also co-translated The Acrobat, selected poems of experimental Yiddish writer Celia Dropkin. She edits Circumference Books, a new press for poetry in translation.

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Reading: Strange Attractors