Festival Program


Sasha Marianna Salzmann: Beside Myself

Sun 1 Sep, 10am
RMIT Kaleide Theatre

German playwright, essayist and author Sasha Marianna Salzmann‘s novel Beside Myself explores family, love and the enigma of identity. She speaks about belonging, the politics of gender and what we mean when we talk about home with author Krissy Kneen.

Supported by the Goethe-Institut


1 hour

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Session Artists

Krissy Kneen is the award-winning author of memoir, fiction and poetry. She won the Thomas Shapcott Award and was shortlisted for The Stella Prize. She has written and directed broadcast documentaries for SBS and ABC. Wintering is her latest novel.

Sasha Salzmann is a playwright, essayist, curator and writer in residence of Gorki Theater Berlin. Her work is performed internationally and has won a number of awards. Salzmann´s Beside Myself is translated into 14 languages, won two major awards for best debut novel and was shortlisted for the Book Prize 2017.

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Sasha Marianna Salzmann's Beside Myself explores family, love and identity. She speaks about belonging and the politics of gender.