Competition The Reader

Win copies of the hit book that inspired the new Kate Winslet movie

To celebrate the release of Kate Winslet’s Oscar nominated flick “The Reader”, we have ten copies of the original best-selling book up for grabs.

Synopsis: Opening in post-WWII Germany when teenager Michael Berg becomes ill and is helped home by Hanna, a stranger twice his age. Michael recovers from scarlet fever and seeks out Hanna to thank her. The two are quickly drawn into a passionate but secretive affair.

Michael discovers that Hanna loves being read to and their physical relationship deepens. Hanna is enthralled as Michael reads to her from “The Odyssey,” “Huck Finn” and “The Lady with the Little Dog.” Despite their intense bond, Hanna mysteriously disappears one day and Michael is left confused and heartbroken.



Eight years later, while Michael is a law student observing the Nazi war crime trials, he is stunned to find Hanna back in his life – this time as a defendant in the courtroom. As Hanna’s past is revealed, Michael uncovers a deep secret that will impact both of their lives. THE READER is a haunting story about truth and reconciliation, about how one generation comes to terms with the crimes of another.


Schlink’s The Reader has been translated into 40 languages and was the first German novel to reach number one on The New York Times Bestseller List.



To win a copy, simply answer the question below.

Q: How many languages has the “The Reader” been translated into?
(Hint: the answer is in the synospsis!)


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“The Reader” is in Irish cinema everywhere now