For those of you who like to wield the power of your literary taste, especially if you're in or near London, you really need to catch up with And Other Stories. The new British publisher uses reading groups to help choose its titles - including my forthcoming Clemens Meyer translation, ahem. The next meet-up for the German reading group is on 27 March, but you can also read texts and join the discussion online. Plus there are sample translations available for those who want to have a say without learning the language first.
And you can read more about how it all works on a brand new Berlin-based blog by the name of Readux, where Catherine Stupp has interviewed founder Stefan Tobler.