Timur Vermes: Look Who's Back (in association with Bristol Festival of Ideas)
Tuesday 1st April 2014 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Bristol, Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol, BS1 3BU
Literary Event, Chargeable Event
Timur Vermes' debut novel Look Who's Back is a German bestseller, setting the cultural agenda since its publication in 2012. It is a black and brilliant satire of modern media-bloated society, seen through the eyes of the Fuhrer himself, who has awoken alive and well in Berlin 2011. But things have changed since he was last around - no Eva Braun, no Nazi party, no war. Hitler barely recognises his beloved Fatherland, filled with immigrants and run by a woman. People certainly recognise him, though - as a brilliant, satirical impersonator who refuses to break character. The unthinkable happens, and the ranting Hitler takes off, goes viral, becomes a YouTube star, gets his own TV show, becomes someone who people listen to.
The son of a German mother and a Hungarian father who fled the country in 1956, Timur Vermes was born in Nuremberg in 1967. He studied history and politics and went on to become a journalist. He has written for the Abendzeitung and the Cologne Express and worked for various magazines. He has ghostwritten several books since 2007. This is his first novel. Look Who's Back is outrageously clever and outrageously funny. Vermes talks about the writing of the book and its impact.
Tickets: £4.00 (including VAT). To book online, please click here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristol-festival-of-ideas-timur-vermes-tickets-10701236687
Tickets also for sale at the store. Ticket entitles you to money off in Foyles at Cabot Circus - show it at the till to get a discount on featured titles on the night of the event, plus use it for 15% off all in store purchases for a month afterwards.
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