German Book Club
Our Book Club reads contemporary works of German literature. If you'd like to join a discussion with others who are interested in German literature, then this is the place for you. The books we read are, for the most part, only available in German. A good reading knowledge of German is, therefore, necessary. For the discussion, however, you needn't be fluent in German.
We especially welcome non-native German speaking New Yorkers to take the opportunity to maintain and improve their German language skills. Be brave! It'll be fun.
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.
The Book Club is free, but participants must purchase the individual titles themselves. If available, we have listed the paperback editions of Book Club titles below. 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.
|March 2017||Judith Herrmann: Alice. Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 2010. 192 Pages. €8,99
|April 2017||Ante Rávic Strubel: Kältere Schichten der Luft. Fischer, 2008. 192 Pages. €8,95
|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|