Ascent of the Autocrats:
Novels as Armour against Right-Wing Populism

Timur Vermes, Photo: Christopher Civitillo

Literature Night
Wednesday, 23.10.2019
8:00 pm — 10:00 pm

Some writers seem to possess the gift of prophesy when they describe social and political dystopias that then become a frightening reality. But do books have the power to change society?

The event will be in German.

The readings series Literature on the Situation a series of events by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.


Greeting Stefanie Jaschke-Lohse, Programme Director for Art and Culture at the ZEIT-Stiftung
Moderation Jan Ehlert, editor at NDR Kultur
Texts by Sinclar Lewis, Shakespeare, Stephen King and others
Participants Timur Vermes, author
Reading Kristian Bader
Ticket 10 euros / reduced price of 8 euros

Event tickets will be available online or at the following ticket agencies, from September 16th at 9 am.

Ticket office at the Bucerius Kunst Forum
Daily 11:00 am — 07:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am — 09:00 pm

Gerdes Theater- und Konzertkasse
Rothenbaumchaussee 77
+49 (0)40 45 33 26
Mon — Fri, 10:00 am — 06:00 pm
Sat, 10:00 am — 01:00 pm

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