Author Ingo Schulze with translator Peter Constantine
Be among the first in the English-speaking world to hear the latest work of one of Germany's premiere authors. At this Goethe-Institut event, Ingo Schulze and translator Peter Constantine read from Schulze's short story collection One More Story, which will be published by Knopf in the fall of 2009.
Ingo Schulze was born in Dresden in 1962. After finishing high school, he completed mandatory military service in the National People's Army (Nationaln Volksarmee) and went on to study philology and German studies in Jena. He founded the free pamphlet Priwet Peterburg in 1993 while living in St. Petersburg. Schulze has also worked as a journalist and dramaturge. He wrote a book of short stories, 33 Moments of Happiness, in 1995, which was followed by Simple Stories, a novel about reunified Germany published in 1998. His epistolary novel New Lives solidified Schulze's status as one of the most important storytellers from former East Germany. He has received numerous prizes and awards. His most recent novel, Adam and Evelyn, earned him a nomination for the German Book Prize in 2008. Ingo Schulze has been a fellow at the Villa Massimo in Rome and became a member of the Berlin Academy of Arts in 2006.
Peter Constantine is the translator of The Essential Writings of Machiavelli (Modern Library, 2007). He was awarded the PEN Translation Prize for Six Early Stories by Thomas Mann, and the National Translation Award for The Undiscovered Chekhov -- Thirty-Eight New Stories. His translation of the complete works of Isaac Babel received the Koret Jewish Literature Award and a National Jewish Book Award citation.
Recorded Thursday, April 02, 2009 at Goethe-Institut Chicago.