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Status past Date 2018-11-01 
Name Hit 68
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EventName International Literature Festival Berlin
Period 2018-09-05 ~ 2018-09-15
Place Germany

    The Literature Translation Institute of Korea (LTI Korea) (President: Kim Sa-in) sponsored author Jeong You Jeong’s participation in the International Literature Festival Berlin (Internationales Literaturfestival Berlin).


    Founded in 2001, the festival takes place in autumn each year with guests from all around the world, and offers events such as readings, discussions, and workshops over a 10-day period. This year’s festival took place from September 5 to 15.

▲Poster for the International Literature Festival Berlin

    Jeong’s event took place at 7PM on September 6 at the Literaturhaus Berlin. Emcee Stephanie Grote drew audience attention with her focus on the characters of Jeong’s novel Sieben Jahre Nacht (Seven Years of Night). Jeong explained that her purpose for writing the book was to test her love for humanity and her ability to empathize. One day earlier, on September 5, Jeong met with readers at the Korean Cultural Center’s Space Godo to discuss her inspiration and the writing process. Referring to the murder of a neighbor in the past, Jeong described ways in which the evil lurking in people’s hearts becomes realized. The book sales and autograph sessions following the events served to confirm local readers’ interest in Jeong’s work.

 

▲Event at the Literaturhaus Berlin

 

▲Poster for the Space Godo event with the Korean Cultural Center in Germany

 

▲The Korean Cultural Center event

    Translated by Kyong-Hae Flügel, Sieben Jahre Nacht was released in German by Swiss publisher Unionsverlag in 2015. It overtook multiple European works and ranked at eighth place on Krimi Zeit Bestenliste, a mystery novel recommendation list co-presented by prominent German weekly publication Zeit and radio program Nordwestradio.