Picador Professor Paul La Farge Discusses and Reads from His Upcoming Novel

On November 22, current Picador Professor Paul La Farge read from his upcomming novel The Night Ocean. The reading was held at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst and saw up to 60 guests in attendance, including the US Consulate General Scott Riedmann who held opening remarks. The event was moderated by Diane Hielscher.

Throughout the evening, Paul La Farge discussed his writing process, the challenges of writing novels and how it felt being an author in the United States in the present. Mr. La Farge also offered his impressions on the recent US presidential elections and how he perceived it as an American currently living in Germany. The audience was also privy to passages from his upcoming novel The Night Ocean. In the Q&A after the reading, the audience and Mr. La Farge engaged in a lively discussion about authors that inspired and influenced his new novel, H. P. Lovecraft in particular. A small reception followed the Q&A during which guests and Mr. La Farge further discussed the creative process of writing over refreshments.


You can get an impression of the reading from the images below. All pictures © Andreas Lamm


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