An evening with Nino Haratischwili

Thu 03/11/2022 - 20:00
Promotiezaal KU Leuven
(change of venue: originally in Grote Aula)

Ticket prices

€ 10 - check our reductions

For organizational reasons, we have chosen a new location, namely Promotion Hall KU Leuven (instead of Grote Aula).

Ticket holders will be personally informed.


Good news for the fans of Nino Haratischwili! We have once again invited the internationally renowned author of The Eighth Life and The Cat and the General to Leuven. She will present her new novel with the working title The Lack of Light.

Haratischwili (1983) has written several award-winning novels and plays. She studied film direction in Tbilisi and theatre direction in Hamburg. She is fluent in two languages and has written both in German and in Georgian since she was twelve. Her debut novel, Juja, was nominated for the German Book Prize and won the Buddenbrookhaus Debut Prize. For her bestseller The Eighth Life (for Brilka), she received the Anna Seghers Prize as well as the PEN Translates Award, and the novel was longlisted for the prestigious International Booker Prize in 2020. Her previous novel The Cat and the General has also become a worldwide success.

  • author talk in English
  • Interview by Katrien Steyaert (Weekend Knack, De Standaard der Letteren, De Boekenkamer)

More info

In collaboration with Leuven Leest, KU Leuven and Meridiaan Uitgevers.