Sightlines - commemorating WG Sebald's 75th birthday

This month, two exhibitions and a flurry of symposia in his home town of Norwich commemorate what would have been the writer WG Sebald’s 75th birthday. Lines of Sight exhibits photographs from Sebald’s research for Rings of Saturn: An English Pilgrimage (1995). A separate exhibition at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts at UEA presents photographs from his research for his novels Vertigo (1990) and his final major work to be published in his lifetime, Austerlitz  (2001). At the same time a symposium brings some of Sebald’s translators to UEA to consider the relationship between image, text and translation in his works. My review of the exhibitions and a meditation on Sebald's lasting influence is published in The Spectator