Events

April 14th: How I Lose You Kate McNaughton – Berlin Launch

If you’re in town on April the 14th, The Reader highly recommends you attend the book launch for Kate McNaughton’s debut novel How I Lose You.

Lettrétage – das Literaturhaus in Berlin Kreuzberg

Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 PM

How I Lose You has just been published in the UK by Doubleday and in France by Les Escales. There will be a reading and Q&A (moderated by fellow author Jessica Miller) before the evening turns to drinks and music (isn’t it lovely when that happens?).

When Eva and Adam fall into bed one Friday night, tired and happy after drinks with friends, they have their whole lives ahead of them. But their story ends on page twelve.

That’s no reason to stop reading though, because How I Lose You is a story told both backwards and forwards – taking us from London to Berlin via New York and the Congo, and from the intimacy of Eva and Adam’s relationship to the events shaking the world around them. It’s a story Eva thought she knew – but as you and she will discover, it’s not just the ending that she got wrong.

Kate McNaughton was born and raised in Paris and now lives in Berlin. She read English and European Literature at Cambridge and filmmaking at the European Film College in Denmark. As well as a writer, she is also a documentary filmmaker and translator.

 

Further event info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/572641809759969/

 

North Korea: Lives and Lies in the State of Truth *Free event* Sunday May 6th

In 2017, best-selling author and Reader tutor Rory MacLean travelled to North Korea with photojournalist Nick Danziger for a British Council project. The result, North Korea: Lives and Lies in the State of Truth, is a telling portrait of a dozen ordinary and extraordinary North Koreans. (more…)

February 17th – Home is Elsewhere/Anthology Launch

It’s with great pleasure The Reader Berlin and The Circus Hotel invite you to celebrate the launch of Home is Elsewhere, an anthology of the winning entries of the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize.

On Saturday February 17th, we’ll be joined by our partners, sponsors, the judges and our shortlisted writers in the Wintergarden of The Circus Hotel. Come along for music, mingling and – of course – to get your hands on one of the very first copies of our beautiful anthology. With music from resident DJ Dan Cole, great drinks from Common Ground’s talented bartenders and all the literary chat you could ask for, we hope you’ll come by and celebrate this collection of brilliant writing. (more…)

January 19th – FREEMAN’S #4 | THE FUTURE OF NEW WRITING

FREEMAN’S #4 | THE FUTURE OF NEW WRITING – Readings and Conversations with Elaine Castillo, Athena Farrokhzad, Johan Harstad, Ishion Hutchinson, Elena Marcu and John Freeman.  In collaboration with silent green Kulturquartier and The Reader Berlin  (more…)

Monday Salon – November 20th

On Monday 20th November, award-winning author Ben Fergusson will be joining Victoria Gosling in The Reader salon. A hugely exciting talent, Ben won the 2015 Betty Trask Prize for his debut novel The Spring of Kasper Meier which was selected for the Waterstone’s Book Club, WHSmith Fresh Talent and the BBC Radio 2 Book Club… (more…)

Monday Salon with Kate Brown

Kate will be joining us for a reading, discussion and Q&A at our Monday Salon on 25/09 at The Circus, Berlin. (more…)

Monday Salon with Rory Maclean

Rory Maclean, ‘one of Britain’s most expressive and adventurous travel writers’ and author of more than a dozen books, including recent bestseller Berlin: Imagine A City, is returning to Berlin this summer. (more…)

Monday Salon with Irenosen Okojie

“A liberatingly odd, seductive and fearless talent.” — Laline Paull

We’re delighted that Irenosen Okojie, award-winning novelist, short story writer and judge of this year’s 2017 Berlin Writing Prize, will be joining us in the German capital this September. (more…)