This summer the audience is invited to join us for a series of live readings and poolside chats with writers, poets and artists. Literature has the means to help us escape, reimagine the world anew, or offer bold new ways to engage with our surroundings. It's empathy building. It's also fun. Between weekly interactions with the TROPEZ live webcam, publishing house BDP and TROPEZ produce a podcast. Empathy When - the TROPEZ Writing Podcast! documents the conversations of John Holten with his guests, Dani Arbid, Samantha Bohatsch, Alan Murrin, Mitch Speed, Musa Okwonga, Elif Saydam, Jasmine Reimer, Adam Fearon, and Anna Szaflarski for the public to enjoy socially distanced storytelling!
The series starts with Dani Arbid. Born in London, raised in Abu Dhabi, Dani Arbid is a writer, filmmaker and recent entrepreneur. He has worked and lived in Istanbul, Beirut and Berlin where, in 2018, he co-founded publishing and media start-up Barakunan GmbH. In 2019, he was awarded the Büro BDP Writing Prize for The Year of Things Lost. It is the story of a contemporary hero, the figure of Zahreddine, poet, prophet, and mystery, as they embark world domination. Tracing the legacy of the War on Terror and its brutal beginnings as the catalyst of a new world, The Year of Things Lost is a radical repositioning of the novel as it moves from the Iraq War and Abu Graib revelations to the Arab Spring, the migration »crisis« in Europe and the rise of right-wing populism across the Western world.
Broken Dimanche Press is a European press interested in all aspects of books within the wider discourses of contemporary art and literature. It is committed to operating beyond and across national borders and
language regions. Ten years after its founding in 2009, the publishing house, which has published over 70 titles and organised numerous exhibitions and events, started a Writers' Prize. BDP is based in Berlin.
Broken Dimanche Press podcast series at TROPEZ is part of REALITY.