Matthias Nawrat - EU Prize for Literature 2020 European Union (EUPL)
Reading from the award-winning novel THE SAD GAST and conversation with Thomas Böhm
The events depicted here occur during the winter of the terrorist attack on the Christmas market near Berlin’s Gedächtniskriche, the German capital’s Church of Remembrance. A man with no name watches the precarity pervading his neighbourhood with an increasing sense of unease. A series of conversations with his neighbours lets him reflect on his own biography and peer into theirs, and becomes an investigation into the human spirit and the meaning of life and death.