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Austerlitz

WG Sebald's novel about remembering the Holocaust, dramatised by Michael Butt. A stranger in the Antwerp station confides an unsettling story of vanished identity.

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.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 24 Nov 2013 22:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Austerlitz James Fleet
Narrator Stephen Greif
Elias David Sibley
Margaret Poppy Miller
Evan Michael Elwyn
Agata Morven Christie
Maximilian Timothy Watson
Marie Amanda Drew
Vera Deborah Findlay
Young Vera Emma Powell
Young Austerlitz Dyfan Dwyfor
Actor Kim Guest
Child Austerlitz Kalum Guest
Director John Taylor
Adaptor Michael Butt
Writer Winfried Georg Sebald

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