June 2, 2007

Solitude fellows at the JAK Picnic

Date: June 2, 2007, 21:30 Uhr

Duration: June 2, 2007

Location: Gödör Klub (Budapest V. Erzsébet tér)

Solitude fellows at the JAK Picnic

Presentation, screening and reading on June 2, 2007, 9.30 pm at the Gödör Klub.

Sarnath Banerjee, Esi Edugyan, Steven Price and Bani Abidi presented their work in context of the Eastern European exchange program with Hungarian writers in Budapest.

Sarnath Banerjee (*1972 in West Bengal/India) completed his Master of Arts in media and communication studies at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Works as a writer and filmmaker. Selected projects: »God’s left hand« (film trilogy, 1999), »Hakim Tartoosi’s potency oil« (clay-animation, awarded a prize at the 1001 Digital Film festival, New Delhi, 2004), »Corridor: A Graphic Novel« (author and illustrator, Penguin Books, 2004), »The Barn Owl’s Wondrous Capers« (Penguin, 2007, also published in France).

Esi Edugyan (*1977 in Calgary) studied writing at the University of Victoria (Bachelor of Arts) and Johns Hopkins University (Master of Arts). Writing Instructor at the Johns Hopkins University (2000-2001) and at the University of Victoria since 2003.
The debut novel »The Second Life of Samuel Tyne« was released in 2004 as part of Knopf Canada’s New Face of Fiction program and has since been published in the United States, Great Britain and the Netherlands. Her short story »Diese Fremden« will shortly be published with merz&solitude in German language.

Sarnath Banerjee and Esi Edugyan were in Budapest from April to May 2007 as part of the Eastern European exchange program.

This event took place in cooperation with the Joszef-Attila Circle and Collegium Budapest.

The program is supported by the Ministry of Science, Research and Art of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the Hungarian Ministry of Culture and the Robert Bosch Foundation.