Events | Jan Brandt

Berlin | October 13, 2016 | 7:00 PM

Book premiere

Stadt ohne Engel (City without angels)

In 2014, the author Jan Brandt travels to Los Angeles, the City of Angels, to begin his fellowship at the Villa Aurora. During this time he explores fulfilled and unfulfilled desires and, in his book CITY WITHOUT ANGELS, gives the shimmering cosmos an unprecedented voice. In his novel, Jan Brandt speaks of the people he met on his forays: from neo-hippies to a celebrity chef, from a start-up entrepreneur and a young commission poet to a gangster rapper. These are stories about soldiers of fortune who try living the American dream, despite all odds. In CITY WITHOUT ANGELS (DuMont 2016), literary reportages mix with essays, personal encounters and observations with newspaper articles. Twitter reports and facebook messages melt into a collective urban roar. This is a book about the pulsating city of Los Angeles, the “probably most insane metropolis of the world”.

Villa Aurora invites together with me Collectors Room and DuMont publishing company to the book premiere on October 13th 2016. The evening will be moderated by the author and former Villa Aurora fellow Florian Werner.

Foto: Napp

Jan Brandt was born in 1974 in Leer (Germany). He studied History and literary studies in Cologne, London, and Berlin and visited the German School of Journalism in Munich. His novel AGAINST THE WORLD (DuMont 2011) was nominated for the German Book Prize and awarded the Nicolas-Born-Debut Prize. Most recently, DuMont published DEATH IN TURIN in 2015.

Entrance: € 7,- / 4,-

Registration requested at

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 7 pm

me Collectors Room Berlin

Auguststraße 68, 10117 Berlin

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