Live readings with Q+A with Tom Franklin, University of Mississippi. Since 2019, the award winning novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter is the compulsory reading for the topic of “The Ambiguity of Belonging” in the Abitur in Baden-Württemberg. Tom Franklin visited Baden-Württemberg multiple times since then and was greeted with outstanding curiosity and enthusiasm. Keen to enable a new generation of students to meet him, Franklin has agreed to join the d.a.i. again in 2023. During two online readings with Q+A, students and teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the author himself, his novel and its personal relation to the topic of “The Ambiguity of Belonging”.
Tom Franklin is the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which was nominated for nine awards and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. Winner of a 2001 Guggenheim Fellowship, he teaches in the University of Mississippi’s Masters of Fine Arts program. He is married to Mississippi Poet Laureate Beth Ann Fennelly.
Reading with Q+A on YouTube (Livestream): www.dai-tuebingen.de/letter
Moderation: StD’in Inge Straß, Fachleitung Englisch, Seminar für Ausbildung und Fortbildung der Lehrkräfte Tübingen (Gymnasium)
In cooperation with DAZ Stuttgart, Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg and DAI Heidelberg