Go, Went, Gone - the asylum seeker experience in Germany

From Saturday Morning, 9:04 am on 13 April 2019
A refugee holds a picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel after the arrival of refugees at the main train station in Munich, southern Germany, September 05, 2015.

An refugee just arrived in Munich holds a picture of Angela Merkel. Photo: AFP

Jenny Erpenbeck

Jenny Erpenbeck Photo: supplied / AWF

Novelist, playwright and opera director, Jenny Erpenbeck is one of Europe's major literary voices. Born in East Berlin in 1967, she is the author of seven works of fiction, including The Book of Words and Visitation.

Her 2017 published work Go, Went, Gone vividly illustrates the plight of African asylum seekers in Europe. The work was long-listed for the Man Booker in 2018.

She was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany in 2017.  

Jenny Erpenbeck will appear at the Auckland Writers Festival, details here