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Reading with Dr. Elizabeth Chakrabarty

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Haus der Universität, Schadowplatz 14, Düsseldorf

Within the framework of this year's literary translation summer school, Doctor Elizabeth Chakrabarty reads from her novel "Lessons in Love and Other Crimes".

Doctor Elizabeth Chakrabarty is an interdisciplinary writer using creative and critical writing, besides performance, to explore themes of race, gender and sexuality. Her debut novel Lessons in Love and Other Crimes, inspired by experience of race hate crime, was published in 2021 by the Indigo Press, along with her essay, On Closure and Crime. In 2022 Elizabeth was longlisted for both the Desmond Elliott Prize, and also shortlisted for the LGBTQ Polari First Book Prize, for Lessons in Love and Other Crimes. She was also shortlisted for the Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022, and her story 'That Last Summer' was published in The Dinesh Allirajah Prize for Short Fiction 2022: Crime Stories by Comma Press. She was shortlisted for the Asian Writer Short Story Prize in 2016, and her story 'Eurovision' was published in Dividing Lines (Dahlia, 2017). Her poetry has been published by Visual Verse, and her short creative-critical work includes writing published in Gal-Dem, New Writing Dundee, Wasafiri, and the anthology Imagined Spaces (Saraband, 2020), and in translation, by Glänta and Deus Ex Machina. In 2023 she received the CrimeFest bursary for crime fiction authors of colour, and was the April writer in residence at Passa Porta, Brussels, besides being invited by the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation to give a masterclass for their Gay Writes project. She lives in London.

Participation is free.

As seats are limited, please register via . Students of literary translation will be given priority.

Kategorie/n: Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Anglistik 5
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