The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in collaboration with Toto Funds the Arts (TFA), is organising a literary evening with award-winning German author Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Treichel.

The event takes the form of a panel discussion on Issues In Contemporary German and Indian Literatures. Dr. Treichel will interact with experts from the Indian literary scene. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Treichel is professor at the German Literature Institute, Leipzig. Hans-Ulrich Treichel has developed a literary reputation in Germany for writing which has been lauded as readable, humorous and yet challenging. He enjoyed huge popular and critical success with the publication of his first major prose work, “Der Verlorene” (translated into English as Lost), in 1998. This work is a poignant re-working of an experience through which Treichel’s own family went towards the end of the Second World War. His subsequent novels, “Menschenflug” (A Man’s Flight, 2005) and “Anatolin” (2008) also tackle this theme. Dr. Treichel is an academic and has published widely on German literature of the modern period. Among many other awards he has received the Hermann Hesse Prize (2005) and Eichendorff Prize (2006).

The panellists include Dr. Hans-Ulrich Treichel, Professor at the German Literature Institute,

Leipzig, Prof. A R Venkatachalapathy, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, Dr. Vanamala Vishwanatha, Former Professor, Dept. of English, Bangalore University, and Mr. Arul Mani, Reader in the English Department at St. Joseph’s College, Bangalore.

The venue is Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, CMH Road, Indiranagar I Stage, Bangalore, 6.30 p.m.