The New Book in Town

Title on orange Background. (c) Goethe Institut Irland

The New Book in Town is a new event series from the Goethe-Institut Irland which showcases German language books that have been recently translated into English. We invite German language authors and their translators to our library at 37 Merrion Square to discuss their works, writing, and the translation process from German into English. This will then be followed by an open Q&A session where the audience can also take part in the conversation.

Focusing on a German book translated into English means we can then open up our audience to include those interested in German literature but who may not (yet) have the level required to read the novel in the original German.

The event is free of charge but registration in advance is recommended. You do not need to have read the book in order to take part in the event. All information on upcoming events can be found in our event calendar.

All Events

New Book in Town Teaser © Goethe-Institut Irland

17.04.23 - "An Inventory of Losses" by Judith Schalansky


  • Author and translators in front of book wall (c) Goethe Institut Irland

  • Author reading from his book. (c) Goethe Institut Irland

  • Reading and discussion in the library with audience. (c) Privat

  • Reading and discussion in the library with audience. (c) Goethe Institut Irland

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