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GERMAN AUTHOR CHRISTOPHER KLOEBLE READS FROM NEW NOVEL

German author and last year's Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor Christopher Kloeble visited the German Program on Tuesday afternoon to read excerpts from the English translation of his new novel Almost Everything Very Fast (Greywolf Press, 2016) in Sanborn's Wren room.

Kloeble, who is currently on a U.S. book reading tour, took the opportunity to talk to students and faculty about the writing craft, international audiences, and the translation process of his latest novel from German into English.

What keeps things interesting in the writing process is to let oneself be surprised where the characters are going next, Kloeble said. When it comes to writing people often underestimate the challenge of writing dialogue well, Kloeble shared. The author revealed that his training in script writing helped him craft the witty exchanges for which his novels' characters have become known among a growing international readership, Almost Everything being no exception.

Thanks to Kloeble's sensible translator little gets lost in translation.