About Us

The Booker Tea Reading Group meets monthly to discuss award-winning and notable literature from across the globe, with an emphasis on works that illuminate socio-political figures, ideas, and events.

The group was founded in Washington, D.C. in 1997 with an initial focus on titles that had been awarded or short-listed for the Booker Prize. Now known as the Man Booker Prize, this award is the premier literary award of the British Commonwealth and the Republic of Ireland, and arguably one of the most coveted literary awards of the planet today. Prize-winning authors include Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro, V.S. Naipaul, and Iris Murdoch.

The group now meets in both Washington, D.C. and in Berlin, Germany. Meetings are held one Sunday each month in the private homes of our members and in public cafes. Members attending privately hosted discussion are expected to bring a dish, dessert, fruit, cheese or bread to share with other readers in a potluck meal.

The discussion is casual rather than academic in nature. There are no restrictions on or fees assigned to membership in the group. That is, it’s free and fun. Join us!