Author and journalist Wolfgang Bauer will be discussing his book Across the Sea – With Syrians on Their Escape to Europe at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Goethe-Institut Glasgow and at the Goethe-Institut London.
A twofold catastrophe is taking place before our eyes: the Syrian civil war is still claiming countless human lives. Millions of Syrians are fleeing from their homes. Some of them risk the crossing from Egypt to Europe. Each year, hundreds of people die in the course of this endeavour; the Mediterranean is thus the world’s most perilous maritime border.
“Zeit” reporter Wolfgang Bauer has accompanied Syrian refugees. In their hideouts in Egypt, on the boats, on the streets of Europe. He describes the fates concealed behind the abstract figures, and the dramatic circumstances of flight. His book Across the Sea – With Syrians on Their Escape to Europe is an authentic document and at the same time a passionate appeal for a more humanitarian refugee policy.
Wolfgang Bauer, born in 1970, works for the weekly newspaper DIE ZEIT. For his reportage he has been awarded the Katholischer Medienpreis and the Prix Bayeux-Calvados des Correspondants de Guerre as well as other distinctions.
19 August 2016,
5 Charlotte Square
EH2 4DR Edinburgh
22 August 2016,
3 Park Circus
G3 6AX Glasgow
23 August 2016,
50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road
SW7 2PH London