Since 2015, the Goethe-Institut is bringing German authors to Irish homes.
Gemany@Home is a series of literary evenings featuring German (and sometimes Irish) writers that will take place in the comfort of a real home. In an informal atmosphere, Irish lovers of literature can listen and talk to renowned German authors like Jan Wagner or Theresia Walser, sometimes accompanied by an Irish author.
The first Germany@Home event on February 27– featuring German writer Mirko Bonné - took place in the home of the Germany Embassy’s first secretary Peter Adams in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. The second on March 4 saw Goethe-Institut Director Mechtild Manus host Irish short story writer Claire Keegan as she read with Berlin author Judith Hermann, a great admirer of Keegan’s prose, in her Dublin Docklands apartment. On 18 May Carmen Stephan read from her novel “Mal Aria” and talked to fellow journalist Sandra O'Connell. American host Tuvala Pastine had invited everyone interested into her private living-room in Temple Bar.
Since then the following authors and artists were guests in Dublin homes: Gavin McCrea and Declan Clarke, Theresia Walser and Tim Casey, Nadja Küchenmeister and Cormac Fitz, Monique Schwitter and Claire-Louise Bennett.