Wolitzer / Beatty
With Paul Beatty and Meg Wolitzer the English Theatre is hosting two authors who are considered amongst the smartest and most important contemporary American voices. During the BOOKFEST festival, on occasion of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, the two authors meet now for the first time to talk about their literature and their writing, about politics and society.
With The SelloutPaul Beatty has written a cutting, bold satire about a society that is far from having healed its ethnic divisions. „A book of coruscating satire and the darkest humour whose bilious narrative voice leaves you at once enthralled and exhausted“ (Observer)
In The Female Persuasion, Meg Wolitzer writes about the many facets of power, about feminism, love and loyalty, proving herself to be a keen-eyed observer of our times. “The novel’s timeliness cannot be understated…tight but inclusive, and the book deserves to be placed on shelves alongside such ornate modern novels beginning in college as A Little Life, The Secret Historyand The Marriage Plot… But when all is said and done, Wolitzer is an infinitely capable creator of human identities that are as real as the type on this page, and her love of her characters shines more brightly than any agenda.” (Lena Dunham, New York Times Book Review)