Fictions of Origins: Sasa Stanisic in Conversation with Lilla Balint and Djordje Popović

22.10.2021, Conversation, online

Sponsors: Department of German and Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley, German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office

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Sasa Stanisic will be reading and discussing passages from Where Your Come From (forthcoming in 2021). The conversation will be in English. Sasa Stanisic, born in Visegrad/Bosnia and Herzegovina, lives in Hamburg. Fleeing to Germany during the Bosnian War, he studied German and Slavic Literature at the University of Heidelberg, and is also a graduate of the Deutsches Literaturinstitut Leipzig. Stanisic is the recipient of numerous literary awards, including the Adelbert-von-Chamisso-Preis, the Alfred-Döblin-Preis, and the Preis der Leipziger Buchmesse. His latest novel Herkunft (2019; Where You Come From) won the German Book Prize (Deutscher Buchpreis). Other prose works include Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert (2006; How the Soldier Repairs the Gramophone), Vor dem Fest (2014), Fallensteller (2016) and the children’s book Hey, hey, hey, Taxi! (2021). His texts have been translated into more than thirty languages.