Cook & Cross
Businesspeople & creatures of the night

A polyphonic song of the night: Prostitutes, angels, and businessmen fight for money, power, and their dreams. The horse expert, the old jockey, is in search of his daughter. AK47 lies with a gun wound on the asphalt.

In his great novel “Im Stein” (English: “Bricks and Mortar”), Clemens Meyer offers a blunt yet tender portrayal of these creatures of the night, their rise and fall, the dirt of the street, and the flow of money. Meyer lives in Leipzig. He financed his studies at the Leipzig Literature Institute by working as a security guard, forklift driver, and furniture mover. His debut novel “Als wir träumten” (English: “As We Were Dreaming”) was filmed this year by Andreas Dresen. Meyer has been awarded numerous prizes, including the Leipzig Book Fair Prize.

This evening, he’ll be reading at Hare + Hedgehog – Stefan Marquard’s new restaurant in the former Thompson-Siegel works. Meyer will take us on a journey through the great changes of the last 25 years, to beauty beyond morality.

Hase + Igel
Erkrafther Strasse 226
Schwanenhöfe, Gebäude 8
40233 Düsseldorf



  • Vitello tonnato
  • Tagliarini with salsiccia bolognese
  • Half-baked chocolate pudding with vanilla pudding cream and yoghurt ice cream

Cook & Cross is a Germany-wide networking initiative for architects and the real estate industry. We invite you to evenings of culinary extravaganzas, inspiring insights, and stimulating conversations. Cook & Cross comes in different variations – with impressive chefs, charming surprise guests, or excursions to hidden places. Intelligent entertainment – enjoy it with all your senses.

Cook & Cross is an initiative by the companies Busch-Jaeger, Duravit, and Forbo.