For the spontaneous: tonight sees a reading by the German author Maike Wetzel at Liverpool's Bluecoat - the last in a series launching her short story collection Long Days in English (trans. Lyn Marven).
It's been a while since I read the book (in German), but one story still stands out in my mind, a moving tale of a girl watching her sister live through anorexia. Wetzel seems to have an eye for psychological detail in everyday life, and as far as I recall her stories are fairly universal. But as you can tell, I'm struggling here. Just wanted to tell you about the reading so you can go along, really.