German reading group, winter 2012-13

Our German-language group is now reading again! Three novels have caught the attention of our group, which is organised from Berlin by the translators and bloggers Katy Derbyshire (Love German Books blog) and Amanda DeMarco (Readux blog). There will be regular Berlin meetings as well as a simultaneous final London meeting.

The books for our winter 2012-13 reading are: Antje Rávic Strubel’s Sturz der Tage in die Nacht (When Days Plunge into Night); Kathrin Röggla’s Die Alarmbereiten (The Vigilant) and Silke Scheuermann’s Die Stunde zwischen Hund und Wolf (The Hour Between Dog And Wolf) 

We hope you’ll join us. Add your comments to the author pages and we’d love to see you at our Berlin or London meet-ups. Thanks to your discussion online and in person, one or more of these books might make it into English. The main thing for now is the pleasure of a good talk about some hotly tipped books.

How it works
How it works

          1. Extracts in English are being added to this website where possible – see the relevant author’s page. You can order the titles online or in person at the European Bookshop (London), Dialogue Books (Berlin) and other good bookshops.
          2. Read the excerpts, then comment online via the author pages.
          3. Come to a meet-up (in Berlin or London) to discuss what has been read. You can be sure of a lively, well-informed discussion.

Where and When
Reading period:

12 November 2012 – 14 January 2013

Meet-up:

Monday 12 November 7pm- Dialogue Books, Berlin.(About Scheuermann’s Die Stunde zwischen Hund und Wolf)

Monday 10 December 7pm – Dialogue Books, Berlin. (About Strubel’s Sturz der Tage in die Nacht)

Monday 14 January 7pm – Dialogue Books, Berlin. (Focusing on Röggla’s Die Alarmbereiten)

Monday 14 January 6.30pm – The European Bookshop, 5 Warwick Street, London W1B 5LU. Please arrive before 6.30pm for any shopping you wish to do. (All three books will be discussed, with a Skype link to the Berlin group.)

One Comment

  1. Strubel is translated by Zaia Alexander of Los Angeles, CA. I recently attended a conference where both Strubel and Alexander were in attendance and Strubel read from Sturz der Tage and Alexander read a section of the in-progress translation.

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