Doesn’t time fly? It seems like only two minutes ago since we were celebrating GLM VI.
Just like in previous years, I will co-host this event with Lizzy’s Literary Life. During the month of November, both our blogs will be dedicated to literature written in German.
Will you be dusting down some neglected tomes from your bookshelves? Reading more from a favourite author or treating yourself to some newly translated works? There’s a lot to celebrate in German Literature this year: the Theodor Storm bi-centennial, the Heinrich Böll centennial, or the three German titles on the longlist of the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation.
The whole month will be read as you please, with two readalongs for those who enjoy social reading.
On 15th November, the date of the Warwick Prize award, Lizzy will be discussing Yoko Tawada’s Memoirs of A Polar Bear.
On 29th November, I will discuss Lion Feuchtwanger’s The Oppermanns as part of her War and Literature series.
There is no obligation to participate in the readalongs. As ever, the only rule for German Literature Month is to simply enjoy reading something originally written in German. A novel, a play, a poem. Literary non-fiction, even. Blog about it. Tweet about it. Review on goodreads or any other review site of your choice. Just let the world know about the treasures to be found in German Literature (and let us know about it also on a special link that will be made available on November 1st).
In years past support for German Literature Month has been phenomenal, and the event is now a true highlight of our reading calendar. Will GLM VII match its predecessors? It will if you join us. Will you?