Reading Group
Online Book Klub: “Paula“ (Sandra Hoffmann)

Online Book Klub: “Paula“ (Sandra Hoffmann)
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Join our book club meeting online! Simply send an email to and receive the Zoom access code. Let's keep reading and sharing experiences with the material! ​
Book Klub is free and open to everyone interested, but participants must purchase the individual texts themselves and are expected to have read the title to be discussed prior to the meeting. 

Feel free to read the novel in English or German; the discussion will be in English.
About the novel:
is a moving piece of autofiction about the writer's relationship to her grandmother, a devout Swabian Catholic who refused to reveal who fathered her child in 1946. Growing up in a family where silence reigns, the author asks: What kind of person, what kind of writer, does this environment produce?

Sandra Hoffman © Thomas Dashuber
About the author:
Sandra Hoffmann
, born 1967, lives as a freelance writer in Munich. She teaches creative & literary writing for the Literaturhaus München and at universities. She also writes for radio and newspapers. And she surfs. She received the Thaddäus-Troll-Prize for her novel Was ihm fehlen wird, wenn er tot ist (Hanser Berlin, 2012) and the Hans-Fallada-Prize for her last novel Paula (Hanser Berlin, 2019). Das Leben spielt hier is her first book for young people (Hanser, 2019).



Language: English
Price: Free Admission

Part of series Goethe Pop Up Book Klub