Online reading with Tom Franklin

  • Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter
  • Online reading with Q&A session
  • Literature

We’re bringing Tom Franklin to your classroom or home for free as part of several online events!

On January 21, Tom Franklin will read from his novel , Crooked Letter, and then answer your and your students’ questions.
The event will take place exclusively as a free livestream on our YouTube channel.
The recording of the event will remain online until the 2021 Baccalaureate exams.

When 19-year-old Tina Rutherford disappears, it’s clear to everyone in Chabot, Mississippi who is responsible. Twenty-five years earlier, young Cindy Walker disappeared without a trace after a date with a neighbor’s son, Larry Ott.
Due to lack of evidence, Larry was not convicted, living in ritualized solitude ever since. Once again under suspicion, his house is increasingly the target of drunken rednecks; he is shot and young black constable Silas Jones is put in charge of the investigation – a shared past and a dark secret link him to Larry.

Tom Franklin was born in Dickinson, Alabama in 1963. In 2011, he made the New York Times bestseller list with Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter.

Language: English
We look forward to your participation and questions for the author, which you can submit in the live chat or also by email to the d.a.i. by 12.01.2021. Tübingen(

In cooperation with the d.a.i. Tübingen and other German-American Institutes in Baden-Württemberg.

Further events in this series:

  • Free livestream: online reading of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
  • Freeonline professional development for teachers on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.
  • Free Comic Book Workshop for youth ages 13 – 16 on Tuesday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Admission is free.