Författarkväll: Aris Fioretos

20.11.2018 18:00–19:30

Kajsaniemigatan 9, Helsingfors, Finland

Languages: Swedish

Välkommen till en författarkväll där svenska författaren Aris Fioretos berättar om sin senaste bok Nelly B:s hjärta.

Aris Fioretos nya roman skildrar vad som sker när en muskel inte låter sig hejdas.

Berlin, 1924. Nelly Becker, flygarässet från Johannisthal, den första kvinnliga piloten i Tyskland, får en oroväckande diagnos. Om hon fortsätter att flyga kommer hon en snar dag att falla från skyn.

Nelly överger hangarerna och lukten av bensin. Hon separerar från sin man, flyttar till ett pensionat och tar jobb på BMW där hon demonstrerar motorcyklar. Hon lever som en skugga. Men på automobilmässan samma höst möter hon Irma – ung, lugn, elektrisk. En oväntad handrörelse ger hennes liv en annan riktning.

Livet på jorden kan börja.

Om författaren

Aris Fioretos (f. 1960)  debuterade år 1991 och har sedan dess gett ut flertalet prosaverk, essäsamlingar och romaner.

Hans förra roman Mary var Augustpris-nominerad 2015 och vann 2016 Sveriges radios romanpris. Fioretos blev också 2017 premierad i Tyskland med Jeanette Schocken-priset för sitt arbete. Nelly B:s hjärta utkommer både i Sverige och Finland under hösten 2018.

Fioretos har också översatt verk av bland annat Friedrich Hölderlin, Vladimir Nabokov och Paul Auster till svenska. Han bor och arbetar i Stockholm och Berlin.

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