German Book Club

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German Book Club

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 2018
January Roman Ehrlich: Das kalte Jahr. DuMont, 2013. 254 pages. €9,99 ISBN: 9783832162962
February Jenny Erpenbeck: Gehen, Ging, Gegangen.
Albrecht Knaus Verlag, 2015. 352 pages. €10,00  ISBN: 9783328101185
March Anna Katharina Hahn: Das Kleid meiner Mutter. Suhrkamp, 2016. 310 pages. €12,00 ISBN: 9783518467770
April Günther Grass: Katz und Maus. Luchterhand, 1961. 160 pages. €9,95 ISBN: 9783423143479
May Katja Petrowskaja: Vielleicht Esther. Suhrkamp, 2014. 285 pages. €10,00  ISBN 9783518465967