AN EVENING WITH JOSEF WINKLER:
READINGS, PERFORMANCE, DIALOGUE
AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM, TUESDAY APR 29, 07:30 PM
Join acclaimed Austrian author Josef Winkler and special guests at this unique literary-musical event. Winkler will read from his work in German and his translator Adrian West will read the corresponding texts in English. Fulya Peker will perform one of her Modern Mythologies, a performance based on Winkler’s Natura Morta.
Born a farmer’s son in 1953 in Austria’s southernmost province, Carinthia, and without any formal higher education, JOSEF WINKLER is one of Austria’s most notable contemporary authors. The self-taught writer’s first novel Menschenkind was published by Suhrkamp in 1979 paving the way for an exceptional literary career.
Today, Winkler’s books have been translated into 16 different languages. He received numerous awards, including the most prestigious awards in German-language literature such as the “Ingeborg-Bachmann-Preis,” the “Großer Österreichischer Staatspreis für Literatur,” and the “Georg-Büchner-Preis.” For Natura Morta, he received the Alfred Döblin Prize (2001).
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ADRIAN WEST’S translations include the long poem cycle Alma Venus by Pere Gimferrer and Büchner-prize–winning novelist Josef Winkler’s Natura Morta and When the Time Comes. His essays, translations, and fiction have been published in numerous print and online journals, including McSweeney’s, 3:AM, and Words Without Borders. He lives with the cinema critic Beatriz Leal Riesco.
FULYA PEKER is a Turkish born NY based theaterist & poet. She has performed in works by: Richard Foreman, John Zorn, Object Collection, Robert Ashley, butoh master Katsura Kan, and was featured in David Michalek’s Portraits in Dramatic Time at Lincoln Center. Peker has developed experimental vocal and physical notations and choreographies and gives workshops on avant-garde theater, ritualistic theater, and butoh. Visit her site at: fulyapeker.com
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JOSEF WINKLER will also be participating in the PEN World Voices Festival
PEN: LITERARY QUARTET — TWO ON TWO
Participants: Siri Hustvedt, GeeRt Mak, Sjon, and Josef Winkler
Moderated by: John Freeman and Morgan Meis
Public Theater, WED April 30 at 7:00 PM
In the first of two speed-chess style interviews, writer-editors Morgan Meis and John Freeman speak with acclaimed Festival participants from across the globe. Each writer – Iceland’s Sjon, Austria’s Josef Winkler, the Netherland’s Geert Mak, and the United States’ own Siri Hustvedt — is a master from his or her own country. Don’t miss the chance to hear these fine writers speak about topics including religion, art, and craft.
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