From 01. 02. 2024
Until 05. 12. 2024


Kafka 2024 in Paris

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Franz Kafka's death

The Prague-born, German-language writer Franz Kafka died in 1924 at the age of forty and has long been regarded as one of the founders of modern literature. Although Kafka published only a few works of prose during his lifetime and left behind an unusually large number of fragments (his three novels remained unfinished), his status as a classic is undisputed today. In Europe in particular, but also worldwide, he continues to fascinate readers, cause researchers headaches and publishers work.

Despite the complexity of his work, Kafka left school books and university and academic circles to enter the wide digital world. Generation Z has fallen in love with Kafka, making him a bona fide TikTok and Twitter celebrity. This general fascination is also reflected in the wealth of contemporary art that draws inspiration from Kafka's person and work.

For this reason, and to mark the 100th anniversary of his death, the Goethe-Institut Paris, the Czech Cultural Center Paris and the Austrian Cultural Forum Paris are offering an annual program dedicated to Kafka in 2024, covering all disciplines from literature to film, performing arts and visual arts.

Discover the full program here.

© María Andrea Miranda Serna