Jul 2219.00

Panel Discussion

Books from Childhood


In the series "Books from Childhood", prominent guests from culture, society, business and politics talk about their childhood, children's books and young people's reading and about the influence that early reading has had on their later lives. 

To mark the occasion, we have invited the Ukrainian author Tanya Maljarchuk to Munich for the next panel. Born in Ukraine in 1983, the writer has lived in Vienna since 2011. Since 2013, several acclaimed novels have been published in Germany. In 2018, she won the Ingeborg Bachmann Prize, and she has just received the Usedom Literature Prize. Her children's book "Mox Nox", a dystopian children's novel, is only available in Ukrainian so far.

Tanya Maljarchuk is an important voice of Ukraine in Germany. Since the outbreak of the war, writing has become impossible for her. During the evening, she will talk about her childhood and childhood readings and about what literature can (still) do in times of war.

The panel discussion will be held in German.

The series will continue on 8 November.

Photo: Tanya Maljartschuk © Michael Schwarz