Writer-in-residence Kristof Magnusson

Monday, April 28, 2014 - 12:00am

April 28 and May 1, 2014: Events highlight the works of Kristof Magnusson

"It Wasn’t Me" staged play reading
Monday, April 28 at 7:30pm
Killian Hall, 14W-111

MIT Theater Arts Senior Lecturer Anna Kohler, in collaboration with Bozkurt Karasu, Technical Director, and MIT students, will present a staged reading with video of It Wasn’t Me, a play based on the novel Das War Ich Nicht by Kristof Magnusson. Free and open to the public.
http://mta.scripts.mit.edu/CES/kristof-magnusson-at-mit/

ABOUT THE PLAY

The banking and financial crisis convulsed the world economy and sparked profound global change. But who was actually responsible? In the play It Wasn’t Me, Kristof Magnusson seeks – and finds – answers to this complex question. Not only does he present readers with an entertaining and cleverly constructed story, he unravels the complex economic issues in a way that reflects thorough research, yet is humorous and easy to understand.

Kristof Magnusson reads from his own work+
Thursday, May 1 at 5:30pm
66-110

Kristof Magnusson reads in English and German from his soon-to-be published novel Arztroman (Medical Fiction). Free and open to the public.  More info: fll-events@mit.edu

ABOUT THE NOVEL

Emergency physician Anita Cornelius on-call in Berlin loves her job but is witness to everything that a metropolis like Berlin has to offer from a 17-year old stuck in his mashed-up car to a Turkish retiree who collapses in the fitness studio. The more she sees, the more she becomes personally involved. Will she be able to maintain the balance between being in the front line of social conflict and her relationship with her estranged husband and adolescent son?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kristof Magnusson is the Max Kade writer-in-residence at MIT. Magnusson was born in Hamburg in 1976. After training as a church musician, he spent 1996-1998 working for homelessness organizations in New York before studying at the German Literature Institute in Leipzig, the Berlin University of the Arts and the University of Reykjavík. Magnusson lives in Berlin as a writer and translator. He has received numerous fellowships for his work as a dramatist and fiction writer from such institutions as the Academy of Arts, the Cultural Foundation of Saxony and the German Literature Fund. Currently, he is teaching a course in Theater Writing in German at MIT as the ninth Max Kade writer-in-residence.