German Book Club

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In our German Book Club we discuss contemporary German novels. The groups are open to anyone who loves to read and discuss books in German. We especially welcome non-native speakers to take the opportunity to maintain and improve their German language skills. At least an intermediate level of German (B1/B2) is recommended.

The Book Club generally meets once a month - Tuesdays at 6:00pm - at the Goethe-Institut New York, 30 Irving Place, near Union Square. Exact dates will be announced in our events calendar well ahead of time.

Participation is free with an RSVP, but participants must purchase the individual titles themselves. As there is no German bookstore in New York, we've put together some recommendations (PDF, 10 KB)

Reading List 2017
February 2017 Joachim Meyerhoff: Alle Toten Fligen Hoch: Teil I: Amerika. Kiepenheuer & Witsch, 2013. 336 Pages.
ISBN: 9783462044362
March 2017 Judith Herrmann: Alice. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2010. 192 Pages. €8,99
ISBN: 9783596185450
April 2017 Ante Rávic Strubel: Kältere Schichten der Luft. Fischer, 2008. 192 Pages. €8,95
ISBN: 9783596178193
May 2017 Fabian Hischmann: Am Ende schmeißen wir mit Gold. Berlin Verlag Taschenbuch, 2015. 256 Pages. €9,99 ISBN: 9783833310263
Juni 2017 Max Frisch: Montauk. Suhrkamp Taschenbuch, 1981. 206 Pages. €8,00 ISBN: 9783518372005
September 2017 Max Bronski: Mad Dog Boogie. Verlag Antje Kunstmann, 2016. 250 Pages. €14,95 ISBN: 9783956140563
October 2017 Robert Seethaler: Ein Ganzes Leben. Goldmann Verlag, 2016. 192 Pages. €8,95 ISBN: 9783442482917
November 2017 Dörte Hansen: Altes Land. Penguin Verlag, 2016. 304 Pages. €10,00 ISBN: 9783328100126