Wednesday, October 9, 2013

German Literature Month 2013

One of my favourite blogging events of the year is about to begin. As in the last two years, Caroline @ Beauty is a Sleeping Cat and Lizzie @ Lizzy's Literary Life are co-hosting The German Literature Month this November too.

I have had a lot of fun participating in the event: have discovered some wonderful authors and books and have read some great posts on German texts.

Here are the books that I have read for the event in the previous editions:

Amerika by Franz Kafka

The Land of Green Plums by Herta Muller

The Murder Farm by Andrea Maria Schenkel

The Reader by Bernhard Schlink

Visitation by Jenny Erpenbeck

This year I plan to read (amongst others) In Matto's Realm by Freiedrich Glauser; Beware of Pity by Stefan Zweig; and finish Lenz by Peter Schneider. I'd also love to read a text by a female author as this time Caroline and Lizzy are focussing on German women writers (though going by the books read, I have, in fact, read more female authors than male).

Details of the event can be found over here:


  1. Thanks for the links and for participating, neer.
    There are a lot of great women authors but they don't seem to get enough attention. I hope this year will make people discover some new authors.

    1. Thanks to you Caroline (and to Lizzie) for making this one of the most anticipated events.

  2. Neeru - You've chosen some interesting books! I'll be very much looking forward to your reviews.

  3. Sounds great Neer - been too long since I read a German book (in fact, not sure I've ready any this year - yikes!)

    1. Thanks Sergio. Why don't you participate too? It'd be fun.