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Goethe-Institut Australia delivers podcasts which focus on the intercultural exchange of ideas between Australia and Germany. Hear what visiting German authors have to say to Australian audiences, listen to readings and discussions from the German/Australian interface of literature, film, theatre and beyond. Download or subscribe to our free podcasts. www.goethe.de/australia, Contact: Dagmar Pysik, [email protected]


Jenny Erpenbeck was born in the former GDR to a family of storytellers and tried to do something different, studying drama and working as stage director. In 1999 she released her first book and realized that being a writer was a little more family friendly. In March 2012, Jenny was a guest at the Adelaide Writers Festival and the...

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Zafer Senocak is one of the leading voices in the debates of multiculturalism, national and cultural identity in Europe. Born in Ankara, but living in Germany since his early childhood, his knowledge and empathy for both the Western and the Islamic world derives from his own experiences in between two worlds. In his work as well as in this...

No other German artist and theater director has been as active as Christoph Schlingensief in earning the term "political" for his work. As society's concept of the political became increasingly arbitrary and theatrical, Schlingensief responded with a rather unusual cure: he fought against the haziness of politics by totally confusing supposed...