REUTLINGEN | Meet the Author Tom Franklin - Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

Reading and Talk with Tom Franklin, University of Mississippi. Since 2019, the award winning novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is compulsory reading for the topic “The Ambiguity of Belonging” for the Abitur in Baden-Württemberg. On his first reading tour in 2018, Tom Franklin was greeted with outstanding curiosity and enthusiasm. Keen to enable the next generation of students to meet him in person, Franklin has agreed to join the d.a.i. again this year. During this reading and talk, students and teachers will again have the opportunity to learn about the author and his perspective on the novel.

Tom Franklin is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which was nominated for nine awards and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. Winner of a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, he teaches in the University of Mississippi’s Masters of Fine Arts program. He is married to Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly.

You are curious of what the event might look like? Check out a clip of last years reading in Tübingen on our website!

Location: Wittumhalle Reutlingen (Wittumstraße 37, 72768 Reutlingen)

All speaker-tour dates:

- Thur. Dec 12                    10:00  Tübingen (Festsaal Neue Aula)
- Thur. Dec 12                    16:00  Ravensburg (Schwörsaal)
- Fri. Dec 13                        14:30  Reutlingen (Wittumhalle)

All readings in English.

Per class (consisting of approx. 15 students) we can allow one teacher for free! Please be aware that we will check your booking and approach you if we have any questions concerning the number of free tickets booked.

Should you want to attend the reading on your own or as a teacher without accompanying a class, please feel free to book a studentsticket for the normal price of 6 Euros.

Unfortunately, refunding tickets will not be possible. For questions concerning the booking please contact

Bitte beachten Sie, dass wir pro Kurs (Richtwert 15 Schüler*innen) eine Lehrkraft frei zur Lesung zulassen können. Wir behalten uns vor, dies bis zum/ am Veranstaltungstag zu überprüfen und bei Unklarheiten bzgl. Lehrertickets (ggf. auch vor Ort) mit Ihnen in Kontakt zu treten.

Sollten Sie als Einzelperson oder als Lehrerkraft ohne Kurs zu der Veranstaltung kommen wollen, sind Sie herzlich eingeladen, mit einem Schüler*innenticket zum normalen Ticketpreis von 6 Euro teilzunehmen.

Eine Rückerstattung der Tickets bei Veränderung der Kursgröße oder Krankheit ist leider nicht möglich. Bei Fragen wenden Sie sich gerne per Mail an

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