A Reading and Conversation With László Krasznahorkai

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Room 1512 International Affairs Building

Please join the Harriman Institute, the East Central European Center, the Slavic Department, and the American Hungarian Library and Historical Society for an evening with the celebrated Hungarian writer, László Krasznahorkai. The author will read from his recent work Animalinside (2010), an animated dialogue between text and image created in collaboration with the painter Max Neumann. 

László Krasznahorkai has won the America Award in Literature (2014), the Best Translated Book Award (2013), the Brücke-Berlin Prize (2010), and numerous other international awards. His work has been translated into English and many other languages. Krasznahorkai was invited to Columbia as part of the Harriman Institute’s Contemporary Writers Series, inaugurated last year by the Russian novelist Mikhail Shishkin. During his residency, Krasznahorkai is teaching a seminar on artistic collaboration across media in East Central Europe. His month-long course focuses on his work with the Hungarian film director, Béla Tarr, and the German painter, Max Neumann.