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Waves of Difference – Trends and Tendencies in Contemporary German Literature (18th – 20th May 2015)

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Queen Mary's Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations and its Writers in Residence Programme the CAGCR devised Waves of Difference – a festival which celebrates the Centre and its programme by showcasing contemporary German Literature at its best. For this occasion six prizewinning former residents – Angela Krauß, Terézia Mora, Matthias Politycki, Gregor Sander, David Wagner and Michael Wildenhain – gave readings in different locations in and around London.

All six writers came together on 20th May for the absolute highlight of the festival: a bilingual reading and discussion at the Goethe Institute London, hosted by the renowned journalist and broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith under the title “Trendspotting. Six German Authors in London”.


  • Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung
  • Deutsche Schule London
  • Goethe Institute London
  • Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR)
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Nottingham 

Generously supported by:

  • Deutscher Literaturfonds Darmstadt
  • Goethe Institute London
  • Queen Mary University of London
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