The 2018 Puterbaugh Festival, March 7–9, 2018, marked the 50th anniversary of the world-famous Puterbaugh tradition at the University of Oklahoma. German author Jenny Erpenbeck visited the OU campus as the 2018 Puterbaugh Fellow.
Beginning with an opening-night reception on Wednesday, March 7, highlights of the week included a roundtable discussion of the European refugee crisis through the lens of Erpenbeck’s latest novel, Go, Went, Gone; a panel on contemporary German literature featuring Susan Bernofsky, Erpenbeck’s principal translator; a world-premiere ballet adaptation of Erpenbeck’s short story “Sand,” with original choreography and music; and Erpenbeck’s keynote talk at noon on Friday, March 9.
Watch the 2018 Puterbaugh Festival highlights video to catch a brief glimpse of all that happened during the 2018 festival. For more, check out our photo galleries from the 2018 Puterbaugh Festival and keep your eye out for the July 2018 issue of World Literature Today magazine which will feature 2018 Puterbaugh Fellow Jenny Erpenbeck.