Ulrich Woelk is an award-winning author from Berlin, Germany. Since publishing his debut novel, Freigang (1990), which was awarded the Aspekte Literaturpreis, Woelk has written ten novels, one of which, Die letzte Vorstellung, was turned into the award-winning film Mord am Meer (2005). Ulrich Woelk has also written several plays, radio plays, short stories, and essays, as well as the libretto of an opera about Wernher von Braun, a notorious Nazi engineer whose postwar career included working on the American space program in Huntsville, Alabama. Woelk’s novels focus on the German past and present, as well as the role of science and scientists in modern times. Woelk, who has a Ph.D. in Astrophysics, will be traveling to the United States in connection with the solar eclipse and will be visiting UGA to read from his 2013 novel Was Liebe ist. The reading, which will be in both English and German, is scheduled for August 22, 2017, 5:00 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Miller Learning Center (Third Floor). There will be a reception immediately following.
We hope to see you there!