Einstein's Brain - A new novel by Franzobel

Friday, March 31, 2023 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

Franzobel: Einstein's Brain (Einsteins Hirn)

Description: Join us for an evening with the award-winning Austrian author and playwright Franzobel. The author will be reading from his new book Einsteins Hirn (Einstein's Brain), based on the true story of Thomas Harvey, the pathologist who removed Einstein's brain after the physicist's death in 1955. Keeping the brain by his side for the rest of his life, Harvey experiences the election of John F. Kennedy as President and the first landing on the moon, Woodstock and Watergate and the end of the Vietnam War. Eventually the brain starts talking to Harvey. Franzobel's new novel is an enchanting trip through wild times and at the same time the life story of a simple but not ordinary man who is derailed by Einstein's brain.

Franzobel will read from the German, and Prof. James Skidmore will read the English translation.

When: Friday, March 31, 2023

  • 6:30pm: Light reception with finger foods and non-alcoholic drinks
  • 7:00pm: Reading in German and English

Where: Multi-purpose Room 1-42 in the Balsillie School of International Affairs (67 Erb St. W., Waterloo, Ontario)

Free parking available: At the Museum lot on the corner of Erb Street and Father David Bauer Drive. It is free after 5pm. Please visit the Uptown Waterloo Parking Website for more details (parking lot E on the map).

Facemasks are encouraged but not required.

This event is free and open to all, but we do ask that you register in advance to help with numbers for the reception.

Fog on dark background book cover

At this time, this book is only available in German. For more information and to purchase, click here.