Thu 11 October
Marlene Röder: Melvin, mein Hund und die russischen Gurken
On the 11th of october Marlene Röder reads out of her book “Melvin, mein Hund und die russischen Gurken” at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam. Marlene Röder confronts her reader with eighteen life’s, eighteen different stories about teenagers, who are at a fateful or self chosen turning point. Marlene Röder captures these well known moments, that change everything. Fortune enters surprisingly silent into the stories; overwhelmingly deceitful sadness comes along. Just as in everybody life’s. Eighteen young people, eighteen stories – and everyone of them is a refreshing, deeply touching answer of the big question of life.
Marlene Röder, born 1983 in Mainz (Germany), was brought up in Limburg. After her Abitur she became a stained-glas artist. In 2006 she won the Hans-im-Glück Prize Limburg for her manuscript “Im Fluss”. For her second novel “Zebraland” she was awarded with the “Evangelischen Buchpreis” in 2010.