Jonathan Coe, Brexit – Farce oder Tragödie?
Reading and discussion
Literaturhaus Graz

6.10., 19:30
[Event cancelled]

Literaturhaus Graz
Elisabethstraße 30, 8010 Graz  ♿

In German and English

Tickets: 12/8 Euro per day (at box office only)
Tickets can be reserved at the latest by 16:00 on the day of the event at www.literaturhaus-graz.at.

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(Brexit—Farce or Tragedy?)

In 2019 Jonathan Coe received both the European Book Prize and the British Costa Book Award for Middle England. The jury attested to how the English author brilliantly tells the story of a “changing country and the cracks that begin to appear within families and between generations.” The UK Prospect Magazine called the book “the perfect Brexit novel.” Middle England is the third part of a trilogy that started with The Rotters Club (2001) and The Closed Circle (2004). With his subtle satirical humor and deep-felt sympathy for England, the left-wing author has become one of the foremost interpreters of Brexit.

German Reading: Rudi Widerhofer 
Host: Tessa Szyszkowitz


Jonathan Coe (1961, Birmingham) studied in Cambridge and Warwick and lives today in London. He counts among the most important and wittiest contemporary British authors. Recent publications: Middle England (Folio 2020).

Tessa Szyszkowitz (1967, Stuttgart) has lived in London since 2010. Journalist, author, and historian. Correspondent in Jerusalem, Brussels, Moscow. Main focus: terrorism in Russia, Europe, and the Middle East. Weblog szylog in German and English since 2013. Recent publications: Echte Engländer – Britannien und der Brexit (Picus 2018). 

Rudi Widerhofer (1958, Braunau am Inn) studied American and German language and literature in Graz from 1977 to 1986 and has been a freelance actor in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, and Slovenia since 1989.