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Austerlitz

W G Sebald's masterpiece novel about remembering the Holocaust, in a new dramatisation for radio by Michael Butt. The narrator meets a quiet stranger in the Antwerp station cafe and he begins to confide an unsettling story of vanished identity - which travels through 1930s Czechosolovakia, the Kindertransport of Jewish children to Britain and adoption in Wales.

Sebald came to prominince in the 1990s as an acclaimed German writer, living in Britain, whose novels tackled many aspects of Germany's confrontation wth its traumatic wartime past. He died in 2001 at the height of his critical appreciation.

A Fiction Factory Production.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Nov 2013 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
AusterlitzJames Fleet
NarratorStephen Greif
EliasDavid Sibley
MargaretPoppy Miller
EvanMichael Elwyn
AgataMorven Christie
MaximilianTimothy Watson
MarieAmanda Drew
VeraDeborah Findlay
Young VeraEmma Powell
Young AusterlitzDyfan Dwyfor
ActorKim Guest
Child AusterlitzKalum Guest
DirectorJohn Taylor
AdaptorMichael Butt
WriterWinfried Georg Sebald

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