Volha Hapeyeva, born in Minsk, now lives in Munich. Halyna Petrosaniak comes from the Ukrainian Carpathians and now lives in Switzerland. Both authors have left their country and live in an environment that does not understand the language in which they write and publish. It is only in German translation that their works become accessible to readers in their host country. In conversation, they talk about their situation as writers in their new foreign-language homeland, about their relationships with the countries from which they left, and with their audience from which they are separated.
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