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Video: Barry McCrea & The First Verse! Interview by Helena Dahlgren

The Culture Night Live from the Uppsala English Bookshop

Celebrate the Culture Night with The English Bookshop!

The Uppsala Culture Night 2014 (Kulturnatten Uppsala) will take place on September 13.

Storytelling for Children

11:00 at The English Bookshop

Have you started some-thing new? Nursery, school, swimming lessons or perhaps a dance class? New things can be fun and sometimes they are scary. New things can be VERY naughty. We’ve got stories about all these sorts of new things at 11 o’clock at the English Bookshop on Saturday 13th September.

17 Things I’m not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter Once upon a time by Niki Daly

Barry McCrea & The First Verse! Interview by Helena Dahlgren.

14:00 - 15:00
The Uppsala International Authors Stage at the City Library.

Barry McCreaBarry McCrea is an Irish writer and academic who is currently professor of Literature at Notre Dame University.

In 2005 he published an award-winning novel; The First Verse, about a young man who gets pulled into a world of darkness and literature at Trinity College in Dublin. The novel is based around the classical concept of Sortes Vergilianae where advice or predictions of the future are sought by interpreting passages from literature.

The novel explores Dublin’s every corner, including a first-of-its-kind portrayal of its thriving gay nightlife, through the eyes of a young man seduced by a secret society’s ancient reading rituals, based on the sortes virgilianae. In brilliant prose, author Barry McCrea gives readers a psychologically gripping tale set within the intertwining worlds of literature and the living.

Charles Cumming – a new generation of spy thriller writers. Interview by Kristofer Lundström from SVT.

18:00 - 19:00

Charles Cumming

We are honoured to present the very best contemporary writer of spy thrillers in the world; Charles Cumming. Since his debut in 2001 he has won a number of awards for his work and The Observer has described him as ”the best of the new generation of British spy writers who are taking over where John le Carré and Len Deighton left off”. Charles will be interviewed by Kristofer Lundström from SVT's Kobra.

Ann Charters on Peter Orlovsky

19:30 - 20:30

Peter Orlovsky

Beat luminarie Ann Charters discusses the poet Peter Orlovsky, Beat Generation legend and life-long partner of Allen Ginsberg, and the new book of Orlovsky’s journals, letters and poems.
Kerouac called Orlovsky ‘the greatest man of San Fransisco’.

Culture Night Storytelling for Children - Saturday 13 September

Have you started some-thing new? Nursery, school, swimming lessons or perhaps a dance class?

New things can be fun and sometimes they are scary. New things can be VERY naughty.

We’ve got stories about all these sorts of new things at 11 o’clock at the English Bookshop on Saturday 13th September.

17 Things I’m not allowed to do anymore by Jenny Offill and Nancy Carpenter Once upon a time by Niki Daly

Book launch - The Year in Stockholm

Book launch The Year in Stockholm

In his new book, The Year in Stockholm, the author Kim Loughran shows us Stockholm in a new and different way. Through the four seasons we get to know the city and the people who live here. He tells us about the beauty of the islands that it is built upon and the surrounding water. But he also tells us about the inhabitants and their daily life and curious habits.

With an abundance of beautiful photos this is the perfect book for anyone interested in Stockholm.

Kim Loughran was born in Australia. Since then he has lived in many countries and he is now a Swedish citizen. His previous book The Year in Sweden has been, and still is, a great success.
 
Meet Kim Loughran Tuesday 24 June from 17.00 at The English Bookshop, Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla Stan

Welcome!

Summer Evening Poetry

Poetry on a Summer Evening

Welcome to an evening with poetry at The English Bookshop!

Helene Polite will talk about and read from the poetry of Allen Polite and Maketa Smith-Groves will read from her collection Red Hot on a Silver Note.

Snacks and refreshments will be served. 

Event is open to everyone. No RSVP required.

Stockholm Tuesday June 10 at 19.00
Uppsala Tuesday June 17 at 19.00

Click Read more to... read more about the poets.

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 7 June

Stan loves spending the day with Gran. She makes him pancakes, plays football and reads stories.
So it’s a disaster when one day her front-door key gets lost.
How does Stan save the day?

Listen to the whole intriguing story at 11 o’clock on 7th June at the English Bookshop in Uppsala!

Stan and his Gran by Sarah Garland

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 24 May

Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli both have cats and like cake. And they live in the same block of flats. But they aren’t friends. Yet.
What will bring them together?

Find out at 11 o’clock on 24th May at the English Bookshop in Uppsala!

Mr Pod and Mr Piccalilli by Penny Dolan and Nick Sharratt

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Storytelling for Children - Saturday 10 May

Do you ever have a tantrum?
Pearl does and her Mum leaves the room.
And then a white bear arrives who need to be fed. A lot.

Come and hear the full story at 11 o’clock, 10th May at the English Bookshop in Uppsala!

The Bear with the Sticky Paws by Clara Vulliamy

Storytelling for Children at The English Bookshop in Uppsala, Stockholm

Release Two Thirds North 2014 in Stockholm

Release Two Thirds North 2014

Stockholm: Welcome to the official release of Two Thirds North 2014 – a journal of international writing.

Poetry and fiction readings from contributing authors. Light snacks and drinks will be served.

Thursday May 8th at 7 pm at the Stockholm shop on Lilla Nygatan 11, Gamla stan

No RSVP required (but feel free to share this invitation with your friends!).
You can also find the event and invitation on facebook

You can read more about the journal at their website www.twothirdsnorth.com

Oh, and the Stockholm bookshop celebrates 6 years on this day as well!

Meet author James Smythe - Arthur C Clarke Award shortlisted

Meet James Smythe

Stockholm: Come say hello to Arthur C Clarke Award shortlisted author James Smythe at our Stockholm shop on Lilla Nygatan shop on Saturday May 3 at 2pm and take the opportunity to get one of his great books signed!

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