Mazen Maarouf: Joke For The Gunmen

Lesung I internationales literaturfestival berlin

A boy who wants to sell his twin brother to an organ dealer. A sad man who turns into a platform for children’s birthdays. A butcher who dresses like a matador day in and day out. Mazen Maarouf’s short stories unfold against the backdrop of a violent, unpredictable world. The volume was on the longlist of the International Booker Prize in 2019.

The conversation is held in Arabic and will be interpreted consecutively.

The author reads from the original novel in Arabic. The speaker reads from the German translation.

Literatures of the World
Host Larissa Bender
Price 10 Euros / reduced 6