Meet the Writer! Jonathan Franzen @ BozarTickets
Literature and lectures
BANG! curated by Saskia De Coster @ Bozar
Sunday 18 October 2015
Ouverture des portes : 20:00
Price : € 13 -11 (Bozar Friends) | exclusive VUB student ticket available: € 8 (only at KultuurKaffee's box office sales)
Location : BOZAR - SALLE HENRY LE BŒUF Plan
The world-famous American author Jonathan Franzen is back in Belgium for the first time in years. He is here on the occasion of the publication of his long-awaited novel Purity, which comes out on 1 September. Following the global success of The Corrections and Freedom, Purity is a fresh step in his already classic oeuvre. The novel tells the tale of Pip – Purity - Tyler, who doesn’t know who she is and goes in search of her true identity. This takes her on a journey via Californian anarchists and East-German peace activists to a strange organisation in South-America, which charts all the secrets of the world; including hers. It is a spectacular tale of youthful idealism, loyalty and murder.
The Flemish author Saskia De Coster opens the evening with a tribute to her American colleague. The talk with Franzen will be moderated by writer and journalist Annelies Beck. The author will be signing his latest book afterwards.
Caution! VUB students can purchase tickets at the discount price of € 8, students can buy their ticket at Infopunt Studenten - VUB campus Etterbeek.
BANG! IMAGINATIVE CITY FESTIVAL CURATED BY SASKIA DE COSTER
This event is part of the imaginative city festival BANG! Curated by Saskia De Coster. Due to the construction work currently being undertaken, KultuurKaffee has opted for a nomadic existence and, together with a guest curator, assembles twice a year a multidisciplinary programme of events at various locations dotted around the city of Brussels. Autumn 2015 sees author Saskia De Coster welcoming her festival guests at Bozar.
An initiative by KultuurKaffee in association with Andermansland