Went to Kaffee Burger last night for the first time ever. I got to hear Berlin resident Julian Gough read. He was even kind enough to offer to get me in gratis, a good soul indeed. He's interesting because he is one of very few Irish novelists doing something interesting and decidedly non-John MacGahern. Cervantes and Ballard were both mentioned in the course of the reading, in positive ways, so that means it had to be good.
Afterwards I had to rush off and have drinks with friends. Realising just how far away Australia is and what a shame distance is sometimes.