Louise Penny’s first crime novel, “The Village in the Red Woods,” was hailed as the discovery of the year, and subsequent volumes have also won numerous awards and made it onto the bestseller lists. Penny relies on intuition instead of circumstantial evidence, on atmosphere instead of action, and creates high tension time and again. In the community of Three Pines near Quebec, imagined by the author, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache investigates. The supposed idyll of the small, tranquil village is deceptive. Here, the chief inspector keeps discovering long-hidden secrets, looks into deep human abysses and has to face his own demons.
The work of the Canadian journalist and author will be presented by two of her translators. Andrea Stumpf and Gabriele Werbeck live and work in Munich when they are not in the spiritual universe of Three Pines. They garnish the reading of their favorite passages with anecdotes about the joys and sorrows of translating Penny.
The reading takes place with the support of the Canadian Embassy in Berlin.