How to Proceed - with Jenny Erpenbeck

22. desember 2020

How to Proceed – with Jenny Erpenbeck

Our guest in this episode is the German writer Jenny Erpenbeck. She talks about hope and despair, time and empathy, writing routines, refugees, and the importance of things.

Talking to Erpenbeck is the Norwegian writer Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, one of three guest interviewers as Linn Ullmann takes some time off to finish her novel. You can read more about Skomsvold and our two other guest interviewers here.

Music by Kingocito and Sandra Kolstad. Artwork by Julius Vidarssønn Langhoff.

Listen to the episode here:

And listen to a bonus reading from Erpenbeck’s End of Days here:

You can read more about Jenny Erpenbeck here, and about Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold here.

Want more? In this episode, Erpenbeck and Skomsvold talk about:

Jenny Erpenbeck, Go, Went, Gone

End of Days

– Visitation

– Not a Novel

Thomas Mann

Marianne Moore

Moez Surani

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Bryan Brett

Alice Schwarzer

George Saunders

Édouard Louis