Navid Kermani

Following Navid Kermani's reading from his literary oeuvre on the previous evening(Fri, Dec. 16, 8 p.m.), today's focus of his visit to the DAI will be on reports, readings and moderated discussions.

Navid Kermani, born in 1967 in Siegen, lives as a freelance writer in Cologne. He is a habilitated Orientalist and a member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry. For his novels, essays, reportages and monographs, Kermani has received the Kleist Prize, the Hölderlin Prize, the Joseph Breitbach Prize and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, among others. His books have been translated into numerous languages.

10:00 a.m. Reportages with texts from Entlang den Gräben (2018) and Ausnahmezustand (2013).
10:20 a.m. Moderated discussion

12:00 Lunch break
14:00 Literature and politics with texts from What is possible now (2022)
14:20 Moderated discussion
16:00 Break
16:15 Reading: Let everyone get one step closer from where they are (2022)
18:00 End

In the framework of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg

Both event days(Fri, 16 & Sat, 17 December) with Navid Kermani can be purchased individually or as a combination ticket can be booked. Please note the different price levels.

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Date: 17.12.2022

Time: 10:00


Readings & Talks

Everyone should come a step closer from where they are

Unfortunately, we have received the news at short notice that due to illness Navid Kermani cannot be a guest at the DAI on Friday, 16.12., and Saturday, 17.12., as planned. A new date for the event is planned for fall 2023. Tickets that have already been purchased can be returned to the VVK point where they were purchased. We apologize for the inconvenience. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you to the DAI in March.