German Subgroup

Thank you for your interest in the German-language subgroup of the Berlin chapter of the Booker Tea Reading Group. This subgroup has been meeting since 2012, and is currently a mix of German native speakers and non-native speakers who want to improve their German skills.

During 2017 we plan to meet on the second Sunday of each even-numbered month from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The discussions are held in private residences, so if you want to participate, you have to join the Berlin Chapter.

Books for this year are:

Sunday, 12 February 2017: Tauben fliegen auf by Melinda Nadj Abonji (Schweiz)

Sunday, 9 April 2017: Jericho: Eine Liebesgeschichte by Angelika Schrobsdorff (Deutschland)

Sunday, 11 June 2017: Imperium by Christian Kracht (Schweiz)

Sunday, 13 August 2017: Corpus Delicti by Juli Zeh (Deutschland)

Sunday, 8 October 2017: Takeshis Haut by Lucy Fricke (Deutschland)

Sunday, 10 December 2017: Wie der Soldat das Grammofon repariert by Saša Stanišić (Deutschland)

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Below is a list of (some!) of the other books we’ve already read and discussed in German.

During 2016:

  • In Plüschgewittern by Wolfgang Herrndorf
  • Strom by Hannah Dübgen
  • Er ist wieder da / Look who’s back by Timur Vermes; Jamie Bulloch (translator)
  • Taxi by Karen Duve
  • Die Biene und der Kurt by Robert Seethaler
  • Wunderlich fährt nach Norden by Marion Brasch

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Previously:

Remember, discussions for this subgroup will be in German, so good reading and conversation skills in the language are recommended. (And that’s the point, really.)