New Zealand Embassy Berlin, Germany
Book Launch and Reading by New Zealand Author Sarah Quigley
You are invited to hear Sarah Quigley read from her new novel The Conductor at its launch on Saturday, 25 June at Hamish Morrison Gallery, Heidestraße 46-52, 10557 in Berlin. The event runs from 5.00-6.30pm.
The Conductor tells the story of the writing of Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony, its historic and moving performance in besieged Leningrad – and the ambitions and passions of two very different but equally compulsive men.Set during a fierce Russian winter, against a backdrop of war, this beguiling novel is about music, survival, friendship and love.
In a rare publishing event, the inclusion of a bonus CD will allow Dmitri Shostakovich's hauntingly beautiful music to wash over readers as they are transported back to 1941 Leningrad. Sarah Quigley is a fiction writer, poet, non-fiction writer and reviewer. Her work has been widely published in New Zealand, the UK, the US, and Germany, and she has received several high-profile awards. Having been the inaugural recipient of the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers' Residency, she now lives in Berlin.
Sarah Quigley's novel has just reached number one on the New Zealand Bestsellers List.