Orange Prize for Fiction 2011 Longlist

The Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s only annual book award for fiction written by a woman. Celebrating its sixteenth anniversary this year, the Prize celebrates excellence, originality and accessibility in women’s writing throughout the world.
Orange Prize for Fiction 2011 

The 2011 longlist:

Competition for signed copies of the new Steven Erikson!!!!

Steven Erikson, The Crippled GodYes it's true, we have two copies of The Crippled God to give away to the deserving. The question this time is: the author's father is from a beautiful Swedish town. What is the name of this town?

E-mail your replies to info@bookshop.se no later than March 21! Competition open only within Sweden and winners will be announced on the web site. Good luck!

The Crippled God by Steven Erikson in the bookshop

Reading Group – The Postmistress by Sarah Blake

Reading group 2011 MarchWelcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book. During the evening we’ll talk about the book and enjoy each other’s company as well as a nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake. And you get 10% discount on everything! The cost is only 50:- + book 98:-. (Oh, that includes the delicious cake as well!) Limited number of participants (max 10), so talk to the book- sellers and book your seat today.

Uppsala: March 22nd / 23rd / 24th at 7 pm
Stockholm: March 29th / 30th at 7 pm

The Postmistress by Sarah Blake in the bookshop
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Storytelling for Children! - in the Uppsala bookshop

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Storytelling for Children 2011 March, The Uppsala English BookshopThis Sunday at 1pm in the Uppsala shop, Hannah will read stories in English for children aged 3 to 6.

Sunday March 6th at 13
Sunday March 27th at 13 

Great Fun!

Book sale!

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We have the most amazing book sale tomorrow in the Uppsala shop!
We're doing a 3 for 2 campaign on things we love:

  1. The entire Penguin Great Ideas series!
  2. The entire brand new Penguin Mini Modern Classics series!
  3. All of the cloth-bound classics from Penguin that Coralie Bickford-Smith has designed (our favourite designer!!!) INCLUDING the new Fitzgerald editions!!!
  4. A selection of other titles. Everything at 3 for 2, cheapest book free!

Doors open Wednesday 10 am as usual... Do not miss out...

Helena is here!

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We at The English Bookshop are very proud to announce that Helena D. of Bokhora and Dark Places fame, will start blogging with us occasionally.

Read her reviews at Helena's Blog!

Meet the author of Freedom from Conscience – Melanie’s Journey

Moon Over Manifest by Clare VanderpoolMeet the author at The English Bookshop in Gamla Stan at the book signing on Saturday, February 12 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Michael Cross in the bookshop

Reading Group February - The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell

Welcome to a cozy evening meeting in the bookshop to discuss the month’s book. During the evening we’ll talk about the book and enjoy each other’s company as well as a nice cuppa’ tea and some delicious cake. And you get 10% discount on everything! The cost is only 50:- + book 114:-. (Oh, that includes the delicious cake as well!) Limited number of participants (max 10), so talk to the book- sellers and book your seat today.

Uppsala: Wed Feb 23 & Thurs Feb 24 at 7 pm
Stockholm: Tuesday Feb 22 at 7 pm

The Meeting Point by Lucy Caldwell in the bokoshop

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What I read on my Zanzibar vacation!

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Well, I managed six novels during the trip, four of them set in Zanzibar! It was quite tricky to track down novels set in Zanzibar, and I unfortunately failed to find any written by zanzibari authors. The only zanzibari author I could find was the Booker shortlisted Abdulrazak Gurnah, but none of his novels are set in Zanzibar! So I wound up with:

Winners announced! –the Kevin MacNeil competition

A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde by  Kevin MacNeilKevin MacNeil is from the Isle of Lewis, which in gaelic is Leòdhas. Lewis is half of Lewis & Harris (Leòdhas agus na Hearadh) which is part of the Outer Hebrides (Na h-Eileanan Siar). So the answer we were fishing for was Leòdhas. And the winners are: Veronica S in Täby and Merimbe in Lund! Congratulations!

Kevin MacNeil in the bookshop

Books of the Month – April 2021

Kirstin Innes
Scabby Queen
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

* Join the online reading group!

Ivy Compton-Burnett
A House and Its Head
Paperback

Classic of the month

* Join the online reading group!

Poppy Alexander
The Littlest Library
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Souvankham Thammavongsa
How to Pronounce Knife
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

William Shaw
Salt Lane
Paperback

Mystery of the month

* Join the online Crime reading group!

S. A. Cosby
Blacktop Wasteland
Paperback

Noir of the month

Ursula K. Le Guin
The Word for World is Forest
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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C. L. Polk
The Midnight Bargain
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Gareth Hanrahan
The Gutter Prayer
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Phil Stamper
As Far as You’ll Take Me
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Patrick Freyne
OK, Let’s Do Your Stupid Idea
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – March 2021

Kiley Reid
Such a Fun Age
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

* Join the online reading group!

Nella Larsen
Quicksand & Passing
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Anna Bell
The Man I Didn’t Marry
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Rion Amilcar Scott
The World Doesn’t Require You
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Caroline Dunford
A Death at the Hospital
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Stephen King
Later
Paperback

Noir of the month

* Join the online Crime reading group!

Sarah Pinsker
A Song for a New Day
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Melissa Albert
Tales From the Hinterland
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Hannah Mathewson
Witherward
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Namina Namina
The Gilded Ones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Sophy Roberts
The Lost Pianos of Siberia
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – February 2021

Clare Beams
The Illness Lesson
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

*Join the Fiction reading group

Janet Frame
Owls Do Cry
Paperback

Classic of the month

*Join the Classics reading group

Miranda Dickinson
Our Story
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Naomi Ishiguro
Escape Routes
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Charlie Hodges
Vanishing Act
Paperback

Mystery of the month

John Straley
The Big Both Ways
Paperback

Noir of the month

*Join the Crime reading group

Chana Porter
The Seep
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

*Join the SF reading group!

M.A. Carrick
The Mask of Mirrors
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

*Join the Fantasy reading group!

D.J. Butler
The Cunning Man
Paperback

D.J. Butler & Aaron Michael Ritchley

Urban Fantasy of the month

Wibke Brueggemann
Love is for Losers
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

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