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Ayad Akhtar

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Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar, born in 1970, grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the son of Pakistani immigrants. He is the most widely read contemporary US-American playwright. His debut Ostracized won numerous important national and international prizes, including the Pulitzer Theatre Prize and the Nestroy Theatre Prize. His plays are performed on all major German-speaking stages. Homeland Elegies is his second novel after Himmelssucher (2012)

Participation in event(s):

17.10.2020
BOOKFEST digital
Ayad Akhtar in conversation with Daniel Kehlmann
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