Book Launch: Colours of Farewell

Book Launch: Colours of Farewell

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Wed 11 May 2022, 06 pm
Goethe Institut
56-58-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
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Password: Gi!2022

From Goethe Institut:

“Colours of Farewell” is a collection of stories about depressing farewells, liberating farewells, about the success and failure of love, about trust and betrayal. They are stories from people in different phases of life, about their fears and their hopes. Schlink also talks about Stasi employees, how friendships are exploited and more. The stories lean toward melodrama while remaining easily accessible. Schlink’s language is calm and clear, needs no stylistic effects. The “Colours of Farewell” are literarily successful.

The book is available for purchase at a discount.


was a Professor of Public Law and Philosophy of Law at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Schlink has published several novels. He achieved international fame with his bestseller “The Reader”. This novel was translated into Vietnamese in 2006. Since then, Schlink has had a Vietnamese readership for “The Woman on the Stairs” (2017), “Flights of Love” (2018), “Summer Lies” (2019) and this year “Colours of Farewell”.

LE QUANG (*1956, HANOI) – Translator

studied and worked in Germany from 1974 to 2001. He supports the Vietnamese German dialogue as an interpreter and beyond that he has translated over 40 books from German.

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Goethe-Institut Hanoi
56-58-60 Nguyen Thai Hoc, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tel.: +84 24 3734 2251
Fax: +84 24 3734 2254
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