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

Adam Thirlwell: The Future Future

»The Future Future«, translated into German by Jan Wilm, is a contemporary novel set in 1775, on the eve of the French Revolution: the world is ruled by men, nature is being destroyed, decadence and violence against women prevail. To escape the calumnies leveled against her, to change this world, the unhappily married Celine joins forces with her friends. They embark on a quest that takes them through the decades, to America and even to the moon. It’s a quest that continues to this day. »The best novel in many years,« judged Daniel Kehlmann, who talks to Adam Thirlwell about his novel.

Read by Jennifer Ulrich.