Julian Barnes wins The Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2011!

Congratulations to Julian Barnes for winning the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Fiction for his novel "The Sense of an Ending"!

Dame Stella Rimington, Chair of the 2011 judges, made the announcement at the awards dinner at London's Guildhall and she comments: "Julian Barnes' The Sense of an Ending has the markings of a classic of English Literature. It is exquisitely written, subtly plotted and reveals new depths with each reading."

Beat Thing! – video from Kulturnatten i Uppsala

Recording form the Beat Thing! performance during Kulturnatten in Uppsala, in The Uppsala English Bookshop. Also see the recording from their performance at the bookshop in Gamla Stan, Stockholm.

Ann and Samuel Charters performs Beat Thing! – a performance/reading of Beat literature. Jan from the bookshop presented, assisted by Elias Castegren on the bass.

The program was:

Tomas Tranströmer – The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011

Tomas TranströmerWith the wording "because, through his condensed, translucent images, he gives us fresh access to reality" – Tomas Tranströmer is awarded The Nobel Prize in Literature 2011.

Tomas Tranströmer in the bookshop

Are bears scary or cuddly? - Storytelling in Uppsala 9/10

Storytelling for ChildrenAre bears scary or cuddly? Dogs can be a man’s best friend but what happens when there are no men around? Come and hear about animals that are toys, pets and beasts at story-time with Hannah and Rosie at 1 o’clock on 9th October at the English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone – Book launch in Gamla Stan

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Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone  by Lyons, M. S.Thursday 6 October at 7pm we're hosting a book launch in our shop in Gamla stan. M. S. Lyon we'll read from and talk about her debut novel Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone, loosely based on the author's experiences in Swinging London in the sixties. Snacks and drinkies served.

Book launch!

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Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone  by Lyons, M. S.Tomorrow Saturday, 1/10, at 6pm we're hosting a book launch in the shop. M. S. Lyon we'll read from and talk about her debut novel Excerpts from the Life and Times of Tara Malone, loosely based on the author's experiences in Swinging London in the 60's. Snacks and drinkies served.

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Competition time! Julian Barnes – The Sense of an Ending

Julian Barnes - The Sense of an EndingThis time the price is a signed copy of the new Julian Barnes novel - The Sense of an Ending. Jan has read this and says it's a wonderful book. And it's shortlisted for the Booker prize. So, quite a treat. If you live within the KoS and send us an e-mail at info@bookshop.se with the answer to this question before end-of-month September, you might be the lucky winner!

Under what pen-name did Julian Barnes write four Private Eye-novels; and why did he pick that particular name?

Our signing schedule at the Gothenburg book fair!

Our signing schedule for the Gothenburg book fair,
Stand C04:29 !

Friday
14.00 Nathan Larson
15.00 Peter Temple
15.30 Miral al-Tahawy

Saturday
11.00 Sebastian Junger
12.00 Peter Temple
14.00 Salim Bachi
14.30 M. S. Lyons
15.00 Nathan Larson
16.30 Siobhan Parkinson
17.00 Lionel Shriver

Video - The Queens of Scotland

Karen Campbell reads from her book After the Fire and is interviewed by Carina Burman.
Helen Fitzgerald reads from her book The Donor  and is interviewed by Helena Dahlgren.

Recorded in The Uppsala English Bookshop during "Kulturnatten" 10/9 in Uppsala.

Books of the Month – December 2021

Kit Fielding
Thursday Nights at the Bluebell Inn
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Dodie Smith
I Capture the Castle
Hardback

Classic of the month

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Maggie Knox
The Holiday Swap
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Kate Atkinson
Festive Spirits: Three Christmas Stories
Hardback

Short Stories of the month

Fiona Sherlock
Twelve Motives for Murder
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Allen Eskens
Nothing More Dangerous
Paperback

Noir of the month

Adam Roberts
Purgatory Mount
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Gregory Maguire
A Wild Winter Swan
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Dhonielle Clayton (ed.)
A Universe of Wishes
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Malavika Kannan
The Bookweaver’s Daughter
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Ben Machell
The Unusual Suspect
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – November 2021

Avni Doshi
Burnt Sugar
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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W. Somerset Maugham
Cakes and Ale
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Ali Hazelwood
The Love Hypothesis
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Matthew Baker
Why Visit America
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Kate High
The Cat and the Corpse in the Old Barn
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Elizabeth Wetmore
Valentine
Paperback

Noir of the month

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S.J. Morden
Gallowglass
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Alix E. Harrow
The Once and Future Witches
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Mark Stay
The Crow Folk
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Candace Carty-Williams
Empress & Aniya
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Gabriel Byrne
Walking With Ghosts: A Memoir
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – October 2021

Bryan Washington
Memorial
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Sylvia Townsend Warner
Summer Will Show
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Sophia Money-Coutts
Did You Miss Me?
Trade Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Brandon Taylor
Filthy Animals
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Robert Goddard
The Fine Art of Invisible Detection
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Jonathan Ames
A Man Named Doll
Paperback

Noir of the month

Jay Posey
Every Sky A Grave
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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T. L. Huchu
The Library of the Dead
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Kerri Maniscalco
Kingdom of the Wicked
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Shappi Khorsandi
Kissing Emma
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month