MET Book Club

MET Book Club

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

The Book Club began as a companion to METM20, with a reading list focused on Basque literature and culture. Once 2021 arrived, we broadened our horizons and diversified our reading list.

Meetings

About once a month, we meet on Zoom to discuss the selected book. Because members choose whether to read in the original or in translation, the mix of languages adds extra linguistic spice to our spirited discussions.

Current reads and upcoming discussion dates
Book: Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley
Date: Tuesday, 11 May 2021 at 18:00 (Madrid time)

Book: Shuggie Bain by Douglas Stuart
Date: Tuesday, 22 June 2021 at 18:00 (Madrid time)


In between discussions, every Tuesday at 18:00 (Madrid time) we gather our books and a beverage and meet on Zoom to read in companionable silence for an hour.

We also have a private Facebook group (search for 'MET Book Club') where we exchange impressions and resources about the reading picks and stay abreast of the silent reading and discussion events.

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

2021 reads

  • Girl, Woman, Other – Bernardine Evaristo
  • The Shadow King – Maaza Mengiste
  • An Unnecessary Woman – Rabih Alameddine

2020 reads

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