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Lina Meruane

©Sebastián Utreras


Samuel Fischer

"She threw herself at me, my mother. A medusa, a jellyfish, a flagellate, an organism with a gelatinous body and tentacles that give rise to hives. She was unstoppable."

Lina Meruane - Seeing Red

Literatures of the World

The Samuel Fischer Visiting Professorship for Literature was established on the initiative of Prof. Dr. Gerd Mattenklott at the beginning of the summer term 1998. It is funded by S. Fischer publishers, Freie Universität Berlin, the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the Veranstaltungsforum Holtzbrinck Publishing Group. Each semester an author is invited to teach at the Peter Szondi Institute of Comparative Literature. In addition to a seminar at the Freie Universität Berlin public readings and events with the guest professors are organized in Berlin and other German cities.


    September 29 to October 10

    Festival International New Drama 2021

    The 20th FIND will take place in Berlin from September 29 to October 10! Part of the festival is the Schaubühne production »Qui a tué mon père« (»Who killed my father«) by our former Samuel Fischer Guest Professor Édouard Louis, which Thomas Ostermeier brings to the stage together with the author. In this production, Éduoard Louis is on stage for the first time as a performer of one of his texts.

    Summer Semester 2021

    Política de la ficción

    Juan Gabriel Vásquez spoke with Rike Bolte about, among other things, his current collection of stories »Songs for the Flames: Stories« (published by Riverhead Books in August 2021), the role of literature in times of fake news, and his time as Samuel Fischer Guest Professor in Berlin. Click here for the broadcast (on YouTube). Conversation in Spanish with German translation.

    Winter Semester 2020/21

    Ficción y tensión narrativa

    Samanta Schweblin talked to Moritz Lünenborg about »Little Eyes« (»Kentukis«), Berlin, her time as Samuel Fischer Guest Professor and the importance of first sentences. Click here for the recording (on YouTube). The conversation took place in Spanish.

    The End of Shame

    Édouard Louis meets Thomas Ostermeier at KÖNIG GALERIE
    © Phil-Dera

      Perspectives and identities

      Bernardo Carvalho meets Rafael Cardoso in the daadgalerie Berlin.
      © Phil-Dera

        Concert of words

        Celebrating 20 years Samuel Fischer Guest Professorship at Pierre Boulez Saal
        © Phil-Dera

          Book of Numbers

          Joshua Cohen at Jüdisches Museum
          © Phil-Dera
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