What will become of Europe?

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Tilman Spengler (Germany) in conversation with Margriet de Moor (the Netherlands) and Viktor Jerofejew (Russia).

Waves of illegal immigration, the Danish caricature controversy, the murder of Theo van Gogh, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s declaration to emigrate to the US – these are ciphers for a new state of affairs in Europe which will be be explored by three cosmopolitans.

Tilman Spengler, born in Oberhausen in 1947, studied Sinology and worked for several years at the Max Planck Institute for Social Studies in Starnberg. He was the co-editor of "Kursbuch." His first novel was translated into 21 languages. In 2003 Spengler was awarded the Ernst Hoferich Prize.

The work of Margriet de Moor, born in Noordwijk, Holland, is translated into all the major languages of the world. “De verdronkene” (2005) is her most recent novel.

Viktor Jerofejew was born in Moscow in 1947. He became well known with his novel “The Moscow Beauty”. “The Good Stalin”, an autobiographical novel about Stalin’s nomenclature was released in 2004. In Spring 2006 stories under the title “De profundis” (2006) were published.