NORDEN - the nordic arts festival

Jan Christophersen

Snowy days in late summer.

Are you up for some cooling? 40 years ago, it descended upon Northern Germany: the historic snow catastrophe that is etched in the memories of countless families. Jan Christophersen has made it the setting of his “great Northern German novel” (NDR Kulturjournal). With its quiet humor and atmospheric depth, “Schneetage” is a gripping family saga, set at the border between Germany and Denmark. The blizzard is also an internal one: when barkeeper Paul Tamm suffers from a breakdown, his foster-son Jannis recalls the decades they’ve shared…and in these dramatic days, he finally unveils the secret of his ancestry. Jan Christophersen will read from his publication and might even share a passage from a novel that is yet to be released.
Jan Christophersen