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Jennifer Egan in Tübingen

Reading & Talk with Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan. "The Candy House" (2022) is an electrifying, deeply moving novel about the quest for authenticity, privacy, and meaning in a world where our memories are no longer our own.

Bix is 40, withfour kids, restless, desperatefor anew idea, when he stumbles into a conversation group, mostly Columbia professors, one of whom is experimenting with downloading or "externalizing" memory. It's 2010.Within a decade, Bix's new technology, "Own Your Unconscious" that allows you access to every memory you've ever had, and to share every memory in exchange for access to the memories of others has seduced multitudes. But not everyone. In spellbinding interlocking narratives, Jennifer Egan spins out the consequences of “Own Your Unconscious” through the lives of multiple characters whose paths intersect over several decades. Intellectually dazzling, The Candy House is also extraordinarily moving, a testament to the tenacity and transcendence of human longing for real connection, love, family, privacy and redemption.

Jennifer Egan is acclaimed American novelist and short-story writer. Egan's novel A Visit from the Goon Squad won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and National Book Critics Circle Awardfor fiction. She also writes for The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine and teaches creative writing at Columbia University. After reading to a fascinated audience in 1999, this is her second visit to Tübingen.

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Astrid Franke, Department of American Studies, University of Tübingen

Die deutsche Version von Candy Haus erschien am 7.September 2022 bei S. Fischer.

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Location: d.a.i. hall, Karlstr. 3, 72072 Tübingen
Admission: 10 €, reduced 8 €, d.a.i.members 6 € (online tickets +1€)
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In cooperation with Buchhandlung Osiander, Department of American Studies, University of Tübingen, S. Fischer Verlage and Vereinigte Lichtspiele Tübingen and with support by Universitätsstadt Tübingen and Regierungspräsidium Tübingen.




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