We welcome author Dorothee Elmiger and translator Megan Ewing in support of Elmiger's novel Out of the Sugar Factory.
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About the book: Dorothee Elmiger's breakout novel, the mesmerizing Out of the Sugar Factory, is a kind of staring contest with History: an effort to map the connections, resonances, and frictions introduced to the world by the sugar industry. But can any writing project contain such devastation?
Dorothee Elmiger was born in 1985 in Switzerland. She is the author of Out of the Sugar Factory, Shift Sleepers and Invitation to the Bold of Heart. Elmiger has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Aspekte Literature Prize for the best debut novel written in German, the 2021 Schillerpreis, and most recently the 2022 Nicolas Born Prize. Out of the Sugar Factory was shortlisted for both the German and the Swiss Book Award. Elmiger is an editor at Volte Books. She lives in New York City.
Megan Ewing is a lecturer of German at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.