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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. This award is arguably one of the most coveted literary awards of the planet today. Prize-winning authors include Salman Rushdie, Nadine Gordimer, Kazuo Ishiguro, V.S. Naipaul, and Iris Murdoch.

Nowadays, there are two groups: one German discussion group that meets on the second Sunday of every other month and one English discussion group meeting on the third Sunday of every month. Both meet in Berlin, Germany, where the founder of the group, Tammi, moved in 2006.

IMPORTANT: While the group is now regularly meeting again in person, occasional meetings are still held via Zoom.

The discussion is casual rather than academic in nature. There are no restrictions on or fees for joining the group. And you don’t have to participate in every discussion.

That is, it’s free, relaxed, and fun. Join us!

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