Oprah Book Club® Selection, February 1999: Originally published in Switzerland, and gracefully translated into English by Carol Brown Janeway, The Reader is a brief The Reader has 123,652 ratings and 7,509 reviews. karen said: booring. is that a review?? this was just very flat to me. i wasn’t offended by the subjectBernhard Schlink, author of The Reader, the book from which the movie was based, shares with Oprah.com his thoughts on Kate Winslet’s Oscar®-winning performance and Bernhard Schlink is a German jurist and writer. He became a judge at the Constitutional Court of the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia in 1988 and has been a Born: Bernhard Schlink 6 July 1944 () (age 71) Bielefeld, Germany: Occupation: Author, Professor, Judge: Nationality: German: Notable works: The ReaderO, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE. Subscribe to O, The Oprah Magazine for up to 72% OFF what others pay on the newsstand — that’s like getting 19 FREE issues!The Reader (Der Vorleser) is a novel by German law professor and judge Bernhard Schlink, published in Germany in 1995 and in the United States in 1997.Everything you need to know about The Reader by Bernhard Schlink. This website about the novel, The Reader, written by Bernhard Schlink, was published during a The Three Parts of The Reader. As you may know, Bernhard Schlink’s, The Reader, is divided into three parts with different chapters. If you take a closer look at The Reader Summary & Study Guide includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis, quotes, character descriptions, themes, and more.