And Other Stories reading groups have been instrumental in unearthing a number of great books to publish in English. Each reading group has thrown up one or two books we are seriously considering as titles we could publish. Call it a book club or reading group – it’s about the same thing: the pleasure of a good talk about some hotly tipped books and about opening up publishing to all readers.
This Publishing Perspectives article from 2012 provides a great overview of what our reading groups are about.
Contribute to one of our upcoming reading groups:
2017 Reading Groups
In 2015 and 2016, due to expanding our book production in 2015 and 2016 and waiting on a grant result, we took a short break from the groups. However, thanks to Jan Michalski Foundation funding for 2017, new ones are coming! Currently, Polish, Urdu and Francophone African literature groups are in the pipeline.
Sign up to our newsletter to hear about all future groups’ meetings. If you would like to be a reader in a group – or would like to suggest an as yet untranslated contemporary work of fiction – email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
2015 Reading Group
2014 Reading Group
2013 Reading Groups
- French Spring 2013
- Portuguese Spring 2013
- Portuguese Autumn 2013
- Russian and Ukrainian Spring-Summer 2013
2012 Reading Groups
- Portuguese October – 14 December 2012
- Chinese 1 June – end October 2012
- German 1 May – 30 July 2012
- Portuguese 1 May – 19 July 2012
- Spanish October 2012 – January 2013
- German November 2012 – January 2013
- Italian October 2012 – February 2013
- Greek October 2012 – February 2013
2011 Reading Groups
- Portuguese 30 September – 9 November
- French 16 May – 27 June
- German 14 March – 27 April
- Portuguese 2 May – 14 June
- Russian 4 March – 4 April
Summer 2010 Reading Groups
Winter 2010 Reading Groups
Portuguese-language Reading Group with books by João Paulo Cuenca, Rodrigo Lacerda, Raduan Nassar and Dulce Maria Cardos.
Latin American Spanish-language Reading Group with books by Guadelupe Nettel, Norma Lazo, Andres Neuman, Carlos Gamerro, Victoria de Stefano and Ricardo Waale.
German-language Reading Group with books by Anne Weber, Gabriele Petricek, Susann Pásztor and Katharina Hacker.