The novelist, playwright, essayist, and curator Sasha Salzmann was co-founder of the culture and society magazine "freitext" and director of STUDIO Я at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in Berlin. Salzmann's theatre works have been translated into more than 20 languages and have been awarded, among others, the Art Prize for Performing Arts of the Akademie der Künste 2020. In 2017, the debut novel "Außer sich" (Suhrkamp) was published, translated into 16 languages, and shortlisted for the German Book Prize. Sasha Salzmann moderates the monthly discussion series "Apropos Gegenwart" at Vienna's Burgtheater, alternating with the Viennese philosopher and publicist Isolde Charim.
Reading and Talk: Sasha Salzmann with Anne Fleig
28th May 02.00 – 03.00 pm | Sasha Salzmann, Anne Fleig
The discussion with the author Sasha Salzmann explores the conditions of diversification in the institutions of the literary world, but also within literature and language. To what extent can multilingual, Jewish or queer authors position themselves on the book market, to what extent are they marketed as others*? How can institutional definitions be avoided or irritated by a poetics of disruption? How diverse can literature be at all? These and other questions will guide the discussion. Not only the novel "Außer sich" (2017) will be discussed, but also Sasha Salzmann's new novel "Im Menschen muss alles herrlich sein", which will be published by Suhrkamp in September this year.