Congratulations Stuart Neville!

Lots of good things are happening in Irish crime writing at present. My favourite from the 2009 crop of novels was Stuart Neville's excellent debut The Twelve (published in the US as The Ghosts of Belfast). The NY Times had it on their list of top 5 crime novels of 2009 and just a few days ago The LA Times awarded it the Best Mystery/Thriller Prize! 

I heartily recommend reading this immediately!

The Shortlist for the Orange Prize for Fiction 2010 has been announced

The winner will be announced the 9th of June 2010. The prize is awarded to the woman (of any nationality) who, in the opinion of the judges, has written the best, eligible full-length novel in English, provided that the novel is published for the first time in the United Kingdom between 1 April of the year before the prize is awarded and 31 March of the year in which the prize is awarded.

   
  

Read more about The Orange Price for Fiction

Reading Group: Breath by Tim Winton

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Details and Poster – Breath by Tim Winton

Uppsala, Wednesday April 21 or Tuesday April 27 at 7pm. 
Stockholm, Tuesday May 4 and Thursday May 6, at 7 pm.

Read more about the details and talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

What I Read on my Easter Vacation!

I brought four books to the south coast of Cyprus and enjoyed them all:

Come solve a mystery in Stockholm!

Join us for the NEW interactive book club for ages 9-13.

Saturday, April 24; 11:00 to 12:30
At The English Bookshop, Gamla stan Stockholm

Reading Group Uppsala 24th of March

A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

The Reading group meeting in Uppsala will be on Wednesday the 24th of March at 7pm in the bookshop. The book to be read is: A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore

"With America quietly gearing up for war in the Middle East, 20-year old Tassie, from the plains of the Midwest, goes to university in the hope of escaping the complex world of culture and politics. As the year unfolds, she is led to new and formative experiences, and the future bursts forth in dramatic and shocking ways."

Interested? Talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

Reading groups - One Day; David Nicholls

Uppsala, Tuesday 24/2 at 7pm.
Stockholm, Wednesday 10/3 and 17/3 at 7pm.

Nicholls, David; One Day

Read more about the details and talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

Reading groups - Still Alice; Lisa Genova

Uppsala, Tuesday January 26 at 7pm.
Stockholm, Wednesday February 3 and Wednesday February 10 at 7pm.

Still Alice; Lisa Genova

Read more about the details and talk to (or email) the book sellers to book your seat.

Stephen King's new novel - Under the Dome

 

Under the Dome Release Tuesday 10/11!
Stephen King - Under the Dome, Hardback 275 kr.

On a beautiful fall day, the town of Chester's Mill, Maine, is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. No one knows what this barrier is and when -or if- it will go away.

 

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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