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“The UnAmericans” Come to the American Embassy

Book Premiere: a Reading and Discussion

June 11th, 2015
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As part of a series of events across Germany, Molly Antopol is coming to Berlin to present the German premiere of her debut book, “The UnAmericans”. The Berlin event, which takes place on June 16, is hosted by the Hanser Berlin publishing house, ‘autorernbuchhandlungberlin’ and the Embassy of the United States of America in Berlin. The event will include a reading in both German and English, followed by a discussion in English. The evening commences at 20:00 and takes place in the autorenbuchhandlungberlin, Else-Ury-Bogen 599-600.

Author Molly Antopol is undoubtedly a world citizen, having grown up and studied on the east coast of America, before moving to Israel where she worked as part of a Palestinian-Israeli human right organisation. Now teaching at Stanford University in California, she still spends a third of the year in Israel. In this her first book, Antopol questions what it means to be a multi-ethnic American, an area up to now unexplored in literature. The stories cover a range of locations, from the Israeli dessert, to the heart of Kiev and elegant Upper East Side in New York. The portrayal of seemingly minor heroic deeds highlights the power of history in our world, a world that Antopol exposes.

The American Embassy in Berlin hosts regular events that celebrate American culture in Germany, along with other institutions both in Berlin and across Germany. A strong cooperative relationship exists between Germany and the US, demonstrated by the presidential visit of Barack Obama to Germany earlier in the month. More information about the Berlin event, as well as the further readings across Germany can be found on the events section of the American Embassy’s website here: Tickets to this event cost 8€ and can be ordered online and collected on the evening of the event.

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Rhianna Cearns, Berlin Global