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Donnerstag 21.01. 14.00 Uhr

Tom Franklin reads “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter”

America Explained Special

Location: Livestream on our YouTube channel
Admission: Free
Language: English
Duration: 14.00 – 15.30
Registration: None


The New York Times bestselling author Tom Franklin reads excerpts from his novel Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which is part of the Abitur Schwerpunktthema The Ambiguity of Belonging. Set in small-town Mississippi, his award winning crime novel explores at its heart racial tensions and unlikely friendships.

Tom Franklin came to Baden-Württemberg in 2018 as well as 2019 and was greeted with outstanding curiosity and enthusiasm. Keen to enable even more students to meet him, Franklin has agreed to join the German-American Institutes again – this time digitally.

During two online readings with Q&A, students and teachers will have the opportunity to learn about the author himself, his novel, and its relation to the topic of The Ambiguity of Belonging.

The reading will be streamed live on YouTube. Questions can be asked through the YouTube chat. You can also submit questions in advance via buettner@daz.org 


With: Tom Franklin, Author
In cooperation with:
Carl-Schurz-Haus Freiburg, DAI Heidelberg, and d.a.i. Tübingen

Tom Franklin

Tom Franklin is The New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Crime Writers‘ Association’s Gold Dagger Award. His previous works include Poachers, Hell at the Breech, and Smonk. He teaches in the University of Mississippi’s MFA program.