Read and discuss works by contemporary German authors in this new series. All books can be read in their recent English translations or in the original German; our discussion will be in English. Coordinated by Chris Walker together with Goethe Pop Up Kansas City, the Goethe Book Club focuses on contemporary fiction and will explore experiences and thoughts about the text.
All our selections can be obtained online via most major vendors in hard copy or digital format. You can also borrow a hard copy from the Pop Up Library
at the Goethe Pop Up where we hold two copies of each book in German and in English.
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The Storyteller / Am Ende bleiben die Zedern by Pierre Jarawan
Samir's parents fled Lebanon to Germany shortly before his birth. When his beloved father disappears without a trace, Samir is eight. Now, twenty years later, he sets off for the land of the cedars to solve the mystery of this disappearance. A family story, touching, surprising and masterfully interwoven with the fate of the Middle East.
is an author, slam poet, stage writer, organizer and presenter from Munich. He was born in 1985 as the son of a Lebanese father and a German mother in Amman, Jordan, after his parents had left Lebanon because of the civil war. Since 2009 he has been one of the most successful stage poets in the German-speaking world. His debut novel Am Ende bleiben die Zedern
was published in 2016 by Berlin Verlag. The book was on the SPIEGEL bestseller list. Pierre Jarawan lives in Munich. He is currently working on his second novel.
Pierre Jarawan will be at the Goethe Pop Up Kansas City for an author reading
on April 30th 2019.