Join novelist Meike Ziervogel in conversation with broadcaster Rosie Goldsmith and Professor of German Studies Stefanie Bird.
Pomerania in 1933. Trude falls in love with Albert, a young photographer who takes her picture in the street. Her mother disapproves and, when war breaks out, arranges for Albert to be sent to the front. Eventually Trude and Albert are reunited in a refugee camp near Hamburg. But now the couple face a new challenge: can they begin their relationship anew?
Friday 19 May 7pm – 8:30pm at Waterstones Piccadilly. This event is free but please RSVP by email firstname.lastname@example.org, by telephone 020 7851 2400 or in store
Stefanie Bird is Professor of German Studies at University College London. She has published on topics ranging from the interaction of fact and fiction in the biographical novel, the relationship of female and national identity, and the representation and ethics of shame.
Rosie Goldsmith is an award-winning journalist specialising in arts and current affairs. In 20 years on the BBC staff she travelled the world, covering events such as the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of apartheid in South Africa, presenting flagship BBC prgrammes Front Row and Crossing Continents. Rosie speaks several languages and has lived in Germany, Africa and the USA.