Germany, 1944
writer and law professor

Bernhard Schlink

Bernhard Schlink is a Professor Emeritus of Law at Humboldt University in Berlin. As a writer, he rose to international fame with Der Vorleser (1995), his first literary novel, of which a film adaptation was made in 2008: The Reader. Until then, Schlink was mainly known for his detective novels. He has since written a number of literary works, such as Liebesfluchten (2000, English translation Flights of Love, 2001) and Das Wochenende (2008, English translation The Weekend, 2010).

Speaker at


Part I. Love and Death

The Quest for Life

4 February 2001 9.30 - 20.00 Tilburg University