ilb 2023 | New Magical Realisms

Mi13Sep18:00Mi19:00ilb 2023 | New Magical RealismsWith Ibtisam Azem, Bora Chung, and Shehan KarunatilakaVeranstaltungsartGespräch


Who actually decides where reality ends and the magic begins? Authors Ibtisam Azem, Bora Chung, and Shehan Karunatilaka, whose award-winning texts play with elements of magical realism, discuss the genre’s legacy: Where does the tendency to exoticize the magical come from? In conversation, they sound out what criticism of an often-absurd reality resonates in their stories, what desires are expressed in the supernatural, and how helpful »magical realism« is as a label on the book market today.

Moderation: Ana Rocio Jouli

Language: English

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The event is part of the special programme Echo. Echo: Magical Echoes at the international literature festival berlin 2023. The series is a cooperation between the “Temporal Communities” Cluster of Excellence and the ilb.

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13. September 2023 18:00 - 19:00(GMT+02:00)

Haus der Berliner Festspiele

Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin

Haus der Berliner Festspiele