On Thursday, 13.10., 7 pm Jan Brandt presents his new book “Stadt ohne Engel”.
Los Angeles is the city of fulfilled and unfulfilled desires. No city in the world is as omnipresent in the media. No city produces so many myths and legends. And no city can be as hard, brutal and destructive.
Jan Brandt makes this multifaceted cosmos talk in an unheard way. He tells of people from the most varied occupational groups and layers of society. Of writers, star chefs, actors, film makers, watchmen, gangster rappers, skaters, artists, singers and collectors – of people who want to strive for more, to achieve their goal of living the American dream in spite of the obstacles in their paths. “City without Angels” is a book of the probably most insane city of the world – and about an author who is pulled away from the desktop to the scholarship at Villa Aurora, away from work on his novel, into this vibrant city.
Jan Brandt presents his new book in reading and discussion. He shows pictures and videos, and converses with the author Florian Werner – who was also a scholarship in Los Angeles – about life, writing and dying in L.A. The current exhibition “My Abstract World” is the dazzling, worthy setting.
Jan Brandt, born in 1974 in Leer (East Friesland), he studied history and literature in Cologne, London and Berlin and attended the Deutsche Journalistenschule in Munich. His novel “Gegen die Welt” was published in 2011, made it onto the short list of the Deutsche Buchpreis and won the Nicolas Born debut novel award. His second book “Tod in Turin” was published in 2015.
Florian Werner writes narrative nonfiction and prose, plays football on the German Authors’ National Team, and works in radio. Last year he published Schnecken. Ein Portrait (Matthes & Seitz 2015). www.florianwerner.net
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