In English with simultaneous German translation


Mathias Énard, born 1972, is the author of Compass (winner of the Prix Goncourt, the Leipzig Prize, and the Premio von Rezzori, and shortlisted for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize), Zone, and Tell Them of Battles, Kings and Elephants, as well as a translator from Persian and Arabic. His own books have been translated into more than 25 languages. After living in the Middle East for ten years, he now resides in Barcelona, were he taught Arabic at the University. Mathias Énard was a guest of the DAAD’s Berliner Künstlerprogramm in 2013. He writes a weekly chronicle about books in Le Monde newspaper in Paris.



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