The Marble Song
An obsession that is set in London and Lucerne – a rather second-rate journalist and writer, fixated in his fantasies on an American writer – a fatal web of (self-) deception.
Rüdiger Görner, Prof. Dr. phil., born 1957 in Rottweil am Neckar. Lives in London since 1981. Writer and critic. University lecturer since 1984, as a lecturer at the University of Surrey (1984-1991), as a reader and, after 1997, as a professor at Aston University in Birmingham (1991-2004) and as Director of the Institute of Germanic Studies at the School of Advanced Study, University of London (1999-2004). There he was also founding director of the Ingeborg Bachmann Centre for Austrian Literature. Since 2004 he has been Professor of German Literature with Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London (since 2019 Centenary Professor of German) and founding director of the Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations. Member of the German Academy for Language and Poetry. German Language Award of the Henning Kaufmann Foundation (2012) Reimar Lüst Award Winner of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation for lifetime achievement (2016) Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2017).