On Thursday 8 February, Joost Lagendijk and writer-in-residence Fatma Aydemir will discuss her debut novel Ellebogen (‘Elbows’). The evening (in English) will start at 7:30 pm and will take place in Athenaeum Boekhandel (Spui, Amsterdam). In January and February 2018, Aydemir resides in Amsterdam upon invitation of the Dutch Foundation for Literature.
Tickets for the evening with Aydemir are free, but please sign up at the website of Athenaeum Bookstore.
Fatma Aydemir (1986) grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany, as the daughter of Turkish immigrants. She studied German and American Literature in Frankfurt and currently lives in Berlin, where she works as a journalist for daily newspaper taz. Her novel Ellbogen (Hanser Verlag) was awarded the Michael-Kühne-Preis and received by the pres as the most sensational debut of 2017: an urgent, risky and irreconcilable story on the anger of a migrant daughter in Europe, where she never felt completely at home.