Author Event and Translation Competition with Alissa Walser on 13.03.2018

We warmly invite the DSL Community to our yearly author event with translation competition. German
artist and author Alissa Walser will read for you on Thursday, 13.03.2018.

Her catalogue, which comprises of plays, prose and poetry, has earned her several literature awards. She is a member of PEN Germany. Additionally to her work as an artist and an author she is also a sought after translator. Her German adaption of poems by Sylvia Plath has earned her the Paul-Scheerbart-Prize. Alissa Walser is currently Writer-in-residence at the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations at Queen Mary University London, supported by the Deutsche Literaturfonds in Darmstadt.

We are pleased that, fittingly to our translation competition, our pupils will have the opportunity to discuss the art and the obstacles of transferring literature into another language with an established expert.


Authors, writers, poets - our visitors at DSL

Some of the greatest names in German literature have honoured our school with a visit, as the guest list shows.

Wolfdietrich Schnurre (1983)
Ilse Aichinger (1983)
Hans Werner Richter (1983)
Martin Walser (1984)
Uwe Johnson (1984)
Friedrich Dürrenmatt (1985)
Walter Kempowski, (1986)
Gabriele Wohmann (1986)
Günter Kunert (1987)
Peter Härtling (1989)
Max von der Grün (1990)
Christoph Hein (1990)
Christa Wolf (1991)
Peter Bichsel (1992)
Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1993)
Sten Nadolny (1994)
Günter Grass (1996)
Wolf Biermann (1996)
Monika Maron (1997)
Adolf Muschg (1999)
Barbara Frischmuth (2000)
Thomas Brussig (2001)
Uwe Timm (2002)
Ulrike Draesner (2003)
Hans Joachim Schädlich (2004)
Ulla Hahn (2005)
Gerhard Polt (2006)
Urs Widmer (2007)
Franz Hohler(2009)
Erich Hackl (2009)
Matthias Politycki (2010)

Peter Stamm (2012)
Felicitas Hoppe (2013)
Birgit Vanderbeke (2014)
Ilija Trojanow (2015)

Peter Schneider (2016)

Finn-Ole Heinrich (2017)