Susi Bechhöfer Talk in Birmingham
British readers may be interested to know that Susi Bechöfer, whose life provided the major model for Sebald’s character Jacques Austerlitz, is making a public appearance at Aston University on Thursday February 13, 2014. She will be talking about her experiences as part of the Kindertransport and she will discuss how she was effected by Sebald’s use of her biography. She will be introduced by Martin Modlinger, who has written and lectured on Sebald and Austerlitz. The event is organised by Sebald’s former PhD student and German scholar Uwe Schütte. The event will take place from 2-4 PM in room North Wing 109 of Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham B4 7ET.