Listen to the conversation between Carol Angier and Jonathan Lichtenstein as they discuss the landmark, long-awaited first biography of W. G. Sebald.

W.G. Sebald was one of the most extraordinary and influential writers of the twentieth century. Carole Angiers digs deep into a creative mind on the edge, finding profound empathy and paradoxical coldness, saving humour, and an elusive mix of fact and fiction in his work, as well as in his own life.

Based on years of archival research and extensive conversations with those closest to Sebald, Speak, Silence is a unique, ferociously original portrait that pushes the boundaries of biography as its subject pushed the boundaries of fiction.

This event took place on Tuesday 28th June 2022 at Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex, Colchester.