The Uppsala English Bookshop 15 Years!!!!

The Uppsala English Bookshop from the early days  - Jan

Yes! Thursday November 18 is our 15th birthday. Incredible, right?

And we're bigger, better, bolder than ever! All thanks to you guys of course.

So, please sign our Birthday Guestbook here

Winner of a signed copy of Simon Kernick's The Last 10 Seconds!

The winner of our fiercly competitive Simon Kernick competition is Mr P. Hurst! Actually he's the only one who got the question right. The answer of course is Tom Hickey. But you all knew that, really, right? (And the question was "What is the name of the lecturer in humanities at Brighton Polytechnic who was a major inspiration to Mr Kernick?")

So congratulations Phil, the book is in the post. 
Happy reading.

Competition; Win a signed copy of Simon Kernick's The Last 10 Seconds!

Simon Kernick - The Last 10 seconds

Win a signed copy of brit crime great Simon Kernick's latest race-against time bestseller The Last 10 Seconds!

All you have to do this time is send an email to info@bookshop.se with the answer to this question: 
What is the name of the lecturer in humanities at Brighton Polytechnic who was a major inspiration to Mr Kernick?

And, of course, you have to 'like' this post on Facebook!
Deadline for this competition is Sunday November 7. Good luck!

Winners of signed Rushdies!

The answers to the "Signed Salman Rushdie" competition were Lewis Shiner (remember, we should all be reading him....) and Ptosis. 

The lucky winners are Therese Granlund and Johan Anglemark! Congratulations! Get in touch for desired ink.

Pondering the Bookers

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I've been reading nothing but Booker nominees for the last 8 weeks. I managed to read 8 of the 13 nominees and was lucky enough to finish the entire shortlist. It's been an interesting journey into many different worlds; from suburban Australia to a prison garden shed in Canada; from revolutionary America to jewish life in modern London; from the end of Jamaican slavery to airport bars at Gatwick; from backpacking in Lesotho to Egyptian grave excavations in the 1920s... Amazing how much thought has gone into all these works of fiction.

New Competition! Signed Salman Rushdie!

We are running a competition on our Facebook page. Price is a signed copy of Luka and the Fire of Life - signed by the very man himself.

Mario Vargas Llosa - The Nobel Prize in Literature 2010

Mario Vargas LlosaThe Nobel Prize in Literature 2010 was awarded to Mario Vargas Llosa "for his cartography of structures of power and his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt, and defeat".

Mario Vargas Llosa - in the bookshop

Jan's Summer Reading

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What I've been reading...

      

Books of the Month – November 2019

Keith Gessen
A Terrible Country
Paperback

General fiction of the month

Maria Edgeworth
Castle Rackrent
Paperback

Classic of the month

Samanta Schweblin
Mouthful of Birds
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Peter Maughan
The Cuckoos of Batch Magna
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Rafael Bernal
The Mongolian Conspiracy
Paperback

Noir of the month

Steven Erikson
Rejoice
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Wray Delaney
The Beauty of the Wolf
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Edward Willett
Worldshaper
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sarah Farizan
Here to Stay
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

John Sellars
Lessons in Stoicism
Hardback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – October 2019

Kathrine Kressmann Taylor
Address Unknown
Paperback

General fiction of the month

Oliver Goldsmith
The Vicar of Wakefield
Paperback

Classic of the month

Lucia Berlin
Evening in Paradise
Paperback

Short stories of the month

Dominick Donald
Breathe
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Alan Parks
Bloody January
Paperback

Noir of the month

Sam J. Miller
Blackfish City
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Ann Leckie
The Raven Tower
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Sara Hanover
The Late Great Wizard
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Charlotte Nicole Davis
The Good Luck Girls
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Fergal Keane
Wounds – A Memoir of War and Love
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – September 2019

John Lanchester
The Wall
Paperback

General Fiction of the month

Frances Fanny Burney
Evelina
Paperback

Classic of the month

Kimberly King Parsons
Black Light: Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Sarah Ward
The Shrouded Path
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Laird Barron
Blood Standard
Paperback

Noir of the month

Mary Robinette Kowal
The Calculating Stars
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Marina & Sergey Dyachenko
Vita Nostra
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Wendy Trimboli
The Resurrectionist of Caligo
Paperback

& Alicia Zaloga
Urban Fantasy of the month

Elizabeth Acevedo
With the Fire on High
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Jorge Carrión
Against Amazon: Seven Arguments / One Manifesto
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – August 2019

Madeline Miller
Circe
Paperback

General Fiction pick of the month

Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness
Paperback

Classic pick of the month

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