Going Dutch with German WritersFoto: Kai-Uwe Heinrich

Going Dutch with German Writers

Going Dutch: (idiomatic) To pay for one's own food and bills, or split the cost, when eating at a restaurant or going out for entertainment.

The concept is simple enough – Katy Derbyshire goes out drinking with German writers, usually in Berlin. The writer chooses the location, they drink and talk about whatever comes to mind, no notes are taken during the evening, and they split the bill afterwards. A slightly more relaxed approach to the author interview.

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The Blogger: Katy Derbyshire

Katy Derbyshire is a London-born translator who moved to Berlin in 1996. She has translated many contemporary German writers, including Felicitas Hoppe, Francis Nenik, Clemens Meyer, Inka Parei, Dorothee Elmiger, Simon Urban, Sibylle Lewitscharoff and Christa Wolf. She likes talking about books.