24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

Intimations: Zadie Smith in conversation with Daniel Kehlmann

Daniel Kehlmann und Zadie Smith
Daniel Kehlmann und Zadie Smith [© Ali Ghandtschi, Dominique Nabokov]

Zadie Smith, »one of the most important literary voices of our time« [WELT], has most recently published »Intimations«, a volume of essays from the first months of the corona lockdown. In conversation with Daniel Kehlmann, she discusses the power of literary essay writing and the tension between private and public space. What narratives do we need in today’s world? How do we manage to keep our cool in historically troubled times?

Language: German, Englisch
Interpreters: Lilian-Astrid Geese, Marcus Grauer