Events | Book Launch: "Miami Punk" by Juan S. Guse

Berlin | March 7, 2019 | 8:00 PM

The Atlantic Ocean has retreated from the Florida coast overnight, leaving a desert behind. Cruise ships are rusting in the sand off the coast of Miami, the hotels are empty, the port operations are closed down and even the infomercial industry is shattered. In the midst of it, an overambitious indie game programmer, a stumbling working-class family, a young sociologist and an e-sports team from Wuppertal. Funny and sad, dark and labyrinthine: MIAMI PUNK is a novel about the meaning of work, about power and control and about lonely nights in front of the computer.

Juan S. Guse was a fellow at Villa Aurora in 2018, where he worked on MIAMI PUNK. Together with the Kabeljau & Dorsch, he celebrates his book launch at the Berlin Ringtheater. The authors Katja Brunner and Jakob Nolte will respond to the novel with literary associations. There will also be a corner for computer games. The event will be moderated by Chris Möller.

Photo: Daria Knorr

Juan S. Guse

Juan S. Guse, born in 1989, studied literature and sociology. His debut novel LÄRM UND WALDER was published in 2015 by S. Fischer. Guse has received several awards for his work, most recently the fellowship of Villa Aurora and the Literature Prize of the City of Hanover. He is currently working on his PhD in the field of sociology of work and organization.

Photo: Ursula Häne

Katja Brunner

Katja Brunner, born in 1991, writes prose as well as theater pieces, which have been translated into nine languages and performed on four continents. In 2013, she won the prestigious Mülheimer Dramatikerpreis. Her latest play DIE HAND IST EINSAMER JÄGER will premiere at the Volksbühne Berlin in May 2019..

Jakob Nolte

Jakob Nolte, born in 1988, grew up in Barsinghausen am Deister. His theater plays have been awarded several prizes and were performed on numerous stages in Europe. His debut novel ALFF was awarded the Literature Prize 2016. In the same year, he was a fellow at Villa Kamogawa in Kyoto. His novel SCHRECKLICHE GEWALTEN was nominated for the German Book Prize.

Berliner Ringtheater, Teil der Zukunft am Ostkreuz, Laskerstraße 5, 10245 Berlin

Free Admission

Presented by Kabeljau & Dorsch. Supported by Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House.

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