MET Book Club

METM19 group photo
Photo: Wendy Baldwin

Are you keen to read more in your source and target languages? Would you like to discuss your reading with friends and colleagues? Join the MET Book Club!

We have been meeting for most of 2020, reading literature from and about the Basque Country in the original and in translation; now we’re diversifying our reading list for 2021. If a book is written in a language other than English, we include translations where available.

Join the conversation in our private Facebook group – search for MET Book Club (MET members only). We meet online on Tuesdays at 18:00 CET to read in companionable silence for an hour. Every month or so at the same time, we turn our mics on to discuss our current book.

Next discussion: Tuesday, 5 January 2021 at 18:00 CET
to talk about Booker Prize winner Bernadine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other.

If you have any questions about the Book Club or need the Zoom meeting link, contact Kit Cree.

In 2020 the MET Book Club read these books. We read them in Spanish, Portuguese, German, Finnish and English, listened to the audio books and watched the TV adaptations. The discussion comparing these media and translations was fascinating!

  • Martutene – Ramón Saizarbitoria
  • Obabakoak (Obaba) – Bernardo Atxaga
  • Patria (Homeland) – Fernando Aramburu