W. G. Sebald was born in Germany in 1944 and settled permanently in England in 1970, where he was Professor of European Literature at the University of East Anglia until his premature death in 2001. He was the author notably of four indispensable works of fiction: The Emigrants, The Rings of Saturn, Vertigo and Austerlitz.
Read ‘Why You Should Read W.G. Sebald’ from the New Yorker.
Listen to BBC Radio 3’s The Essay on W.G. Sebald.
Michael Silverblatt speaks to W.G. Sebald on Bookworm. This interview was recorded eight days before his death in a car accident in 2001. Credit: KCRW.
Watch Adam Phillips discuss Sebald in an excerpt from Grant Gee’s film, Patience (After Sebald).
Read Sebald’s obituary in the Guardian.