Center Austria: The Austrian Marshall Plan Center for European Studies & the Department of English and Foreign Languages invite you to a reading:
Austrian author Franzobel will read from his latest novel, The Float of Medusa (in English)
When: October 1, 2019, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Earl K. Long Library, Room 407
It is the year 1816. Three barrels of wine, a barrel of water, a bag of stale bread. And 147 survivors of the Medusa, a French ship that sank off the coast of Senegal. In The Float Of Medusa (Zsolnay, 2017), the Austrian writer Franzobel re-tells the true story of one of the greatest disasters in seafaring history. Wrapped in a breathtaking novel, this is a story of suffering, moral, and human survival that is as topical today as it was in the 19th century.
Franzobel is one of the best-known contemporary Austrian novelists, playwrights and essayists. His work has been translated into 23 languages. The Float of Medusa is his latest novel. He lives in Vienna.