Jenny Erpenbeck: Memory and Forgetting, Home and Exile

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Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan meets celebrated author Jenny Erpenbeck (Go, Went, Gone and The End of Days) for a broad-ranging discussion about the importance of memory, family and heritage in her writing. Jenny sheds light on her personal history as the granddaughter of leading figures in East Germany’s literary establishment and the Communist Party, and how the ideas of home and exile underscore her influential body of work.

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