Felicitas Hoppe, accomplished Berlin-based writer of fiction and world traveler, will be in Georgetown for the whole spring semester 2010. Her critically acclaimed works include ‚Picknick der Friseure’ (short stories,1996), ‚Pigafetta’ (after having circumnavigating the world,1999), ‚Paradiese, Übersee (2003), ‚Verbrecher und Versager’ (2004), ‚Johanna’ (2006), ‚Iwein Löwenritter’ (2008), ‚Sieben Schätze’ (Essays, 2009) and ‚Der beste Platz der Welt’. She also has published a large number of lovely illustrated children’s books together with artist friends.
Felicitas Hoppe has received a number of prestigious prizes including the Heimito von Doderer Preis and the Nicolas Born Preis (both in 2004), the Brothers Grimm Preis (2005), the Bremer Literaturpreis and the Roswitha von Gandersheim Preis (both 2007). In 2007, she was elected to be member of the Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung.
Felicitas Hoppe has held guest professorships in Wiesbaden, Innsbruck, Augsburg and Göttingen and at Dartmouth College, New Hampshire. She was Writer in Residence at the ‚Deutsches Haus’ at NYU and at Georgetown University in Washington DC in fall 2008.
During sping semester 2010 Felicitas Hoppe will be teaching at Georgetown University’s German Department a class entitled ‚Glücksspieler, Schatzjäger, Türhüter’. She also kindly invites everybody interested to her biweekly reading circle ‚READ THE WINNER’, presenting the latest prize winning books from Germany and reading and disussing excerpts from the texts.
Dep.—K’s Corner/ Thursdays, 1:00 – 2:30 pm
Starting: January 21th (introduction by Felicitas Hoppe); subsequent sessions: February 4, February 18, March 4, March 18, April 15, April 29
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