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The Last Line: Writing in Berlin

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 – Thursday, May 29, 2014

Deutsches Haus at NYU

Exhibition Opening: April 29th, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition Guided Tour with the photographer Heike Steinweg: May 29th, 5p.m.

The well-known German portrait photographer Heike Steinweg has photographed authors from around the world for several years. It was her love of literature that inspired her newest project, The Last Line, in which Steinweg asked international authors living in Berlin to meditate on the last lines of their books. Alongside stirring anecdotes, their responses offer a compelling glimpse into an artist’s creative process. Authors featured in the exhibition include Jonathan Safran Foer, Nathan Englander, Nicole Krauss, lê thi diem thúy, Jonathan Lethem, Aris Fioretos, Marie NDiaye, Ben Marcus, Janne Teller, Assaf Gavron, Ilija Trojanow, Ingo Schulze among others.
Heike Steinweg was born in Aachen, Germany, in 1966 and grew up in Cologne. She has worked in Moscow, Odessa, and New York, and now lives with her family in Berlin. Her work has been presented in several exhibitions in Germany and abroad, including the Bauhaus Archive Berlin and the XI Bienal Internacional de Fotografia de Tenerife. Steinweg is known for her broad spectrum of work. Before becoming a portrait photographer, she worked as an actress for several years.

The Last Line: Writing in Berlin will be presented at Deutsches Haus at NYU as part of the PEN World Voices—The Literary Mews festival, on May 2, 2014.

Events at Deutsches Haus are free of charge. Please let us know you would like to attend this event by sending us an email to as well. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event.

Photo credit: © Heike Steinweg, “The Last Line - Jonathan Safran Foer.” This image may only be used to promote this exhibition.