Jostein’s World – a fantastic philosophical game

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International Children’s and Youth Literature

In Jostein Gaarder’s (Norway) “Checkmate”, children, teenagers and grownups take a ramble through riddles, fairy tales and stories of the best-selling author.
Reading in German with the discussion in English with translation
For people from the age of 10 up.
Admission: € 5.00 / € 4.00

Jostein Gaarder, born 1952 in Oslo, worked for a long time as a philosophy teacher and is now a freelance author in his home city. His novel ‘Sophie’s World. A Novel about the History of Philosophy’ (1994) tells of the history of Philosophy from Socrates to Sartre and was a sensational success. The story of Sophie Amundsen has been translated into more than 50 languages, has sold over 25 million copies worldwide and received numerous international awards. Gaarder’s subsequent novels, which are aimed at adults as well as at children and adolescents, act as a salutary abetment towards contemplation and take their readers to the immense, existential questions of life.