"In Search of Identity - Canada's Literature between America and Europe"

Margarete von Schwarzkopf (Foto: © Britta Schmitz)

Lecture by
Margarete von Schwarzkopf

Canada's literature is as diverse as the landscapes of this second largest country on earth. For decades, Canadian literature was dominated by its powerful neighbour in the South. But authors such as Margret Atwood, Yann Martell, Miriam Toews, Jane Urquart, Alice Munro, Leonard Cohen and Michael Ondatje reveal that this country produces many great independent writers. Since the 19th century, writers have been cultivated their individual style which is still specific for the works of many Canadian authors. This also includes a black humour that is very typical for Canada. The country was already settled 12,000 years ago, and it is not least the voices of the first inhabitants that contribute to the diversity of Canadian literature today. Their importance has only been recognized in recent years.

This variety is worth discovering. The Frankfurt Book Fair was supposed to be a big festival this year in honor of this exciting literature. Even if Canada will not be physically present in Frankfurt, we can do the same as the first French settlers who settled the East around 1600: We can also embark on an adventure journey into this literature and discover fertile new territory.

This year there will be also literature on prescription, even if the venue changes. The Kur-Apotheke Wolter will present this evening as a guest in the Museum at the Rothaarsteig and a medicinal herb from the host country should not be forgotten.

Museum am Rothaarsteig, Am Sengelsberg 60

Wednesday, 8th of September 2021

7.30 pm

6,- € / 3,- €

Margarete von Schwarzkopf


Born in Wertheim/Main, studied English and History in Bonn and Freiburg.

After working at the Canadian Embassy in Bonn, responsible for the library and film archive,
from 1975 to 1981 editor of the arts section of the daily DIE WELT,
from 1983 to 2014 editor at the Norddeutscher Rundfunk in Hanover,
since 1997 with her own book programme "Bücherwelt".

Since then freelance journalist.

Since 1988 presenter of numerous mostly bilingual events (German/English) by authors from all over the world, including Ken Follett, Dan Brown, Jeffrey Archer, Val McDermid, Jo Nesbo, Linn Ullman, Eshkol Nevo, Avi Primor and many more.

Author of novels, since 2017 a series of historical crime novels, "Der Moormann", "Schattenhöhle" and "Der Fluch der Kelten", published by Emons. Planned for September 2020: "The Murderer and the Master".

Married, six children, four grandchildren so far.


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