How does a chosen literary setting affect story, characters, voice? The Goethe-Institut, the Banff Centre for Arts & Creativity and the International Festival of Authors invite Norbert Gstrein to Canada to read from his work and discuss what mountain culture means to him. Join Norbert Gstrein as he discusses how region and home define his writing with Deborah Dundas. Curated by Jutta Brendemühl & Devyani Saltzman
Presented in partnership with the Goethe Institut and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Deborah Dundas became the Books Editor at the Toronto Star after reviewing books for the paper for more than 15 years. She has worked in the media for more than 25 years – including stints as a books editor, but also in business, lifestyle, and national and city politics. She's worked at CTV and TVO, both as an editor/producer and reporting, interviewing or producing shows on emerging artists, popular writers and literary powerhouses. She's also lived and worked in Northern Ireland. She feels that the books beat is the perfect marriage of her diverse experience and interests.
Norbert Gstrein was born in 1961 in the Austrian Tyrol, and studied mathematics at Innsbruck and Stanford, California. He is the author of The English Years, which won widespread critical acclaim in Germany and was awarded the coveted Alfred Döblin Prize. Supported by the Goethe-Institute.