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On 31 May 2023 renowned writer Fatma Aydemir will deliver the fourth State of European Literature. The State of European Literature is an annual lecture delivered by a renowned author or poet of international stature, about the state of literature and the state of Europe through the perspective of literature.
Event details of The State of European Literature 2023 by Fatma Aydemir
31 May 2023
Fatma Aydemir (photo by Sibylle Fendt)

Fatma Aydemir (Karlsruhe, 1986) is a major voice in German literature, since her debut novel Ellbogen (2017), and especially since her second novel Dschinns (2022). Aydemir’s grandparents came as guest workers to Germany when her parents were teenagers. She studied German and American Studies in Frankfurt am Main. Since 2012 Aydemir has lived in Berlin and worked as an editor for the daily newspaper taz, where she deals with pop culture, literature and Turkey. 

After the lecture, Fatma Aydemir will engage in conversation with novelist Simone Atangana Bekono, honorary fellow 2022-23 at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam. Margot Dijkgraaf, writer and literary critic, will host the conversation.


Oudezijds Voorburgwal 229 - 231
1012 EZ Amsterdam