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 – July 2020

Natalie Haynes
A Thousand Ships
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Angela Thirkell
Wild Strawberries
Paperback

Classic of the month

Raphael Bob-Waksberg
Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Jenny Oliver
The Summer We Ran Away
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Allison Montclair
The Right Sort of Man
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Kathleen Kent
The Dime
Paperback

Noir of the month. (Delivery July 15th)

John Crowley
Engine Summer
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Jamie Lee Moyer
Brightfall
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Tim Powers
Alternate Routes
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Justin A. Reynolds
Opposite of Always
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Anne Glenconner
Lady in Waiting
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2020

Jessica Francis Kane
Rules for Visiting
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Nan Shepherd
The Quarry Wood
Paperback

Classic of the month

Helen DeWitt
Some Trick - Thirteen Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Beth Corby
Where There’s a Will
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Doug Johnstone
A Dark Matter
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Patrick Hasburgh
Pirata
Paperback

Noir of the month

George R. Stewart
Earth Abides
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Alix E Harrow
The Ten Thousand Doors of January
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Cassandra Khaw
Hammers on Bone
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Sophie Gonzalez
Only Mostly Devastated
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Mo Moulton
Mutual Admiration Society
Paperback

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2020

Kevin Barry
Night Boat to Tangier
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

Nancy Mitford
Wigs on the Green
Paperback

Classic of the month

Kristen Roupenian
Cat Person and Other Stories
Paperback

Short Stories of the month

Cathy Bramley
A Patchwork Family
Paperback

FeelGood of the month

Rennie Airth
The Decent Inn of Death
Paperback

Mystery of the month

Tim MacGabhann
Call Him Mine
Paperback

Noir of the month

Martin L. Shoemaker
Today I Am Carey
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

Silvia Moreno-Garcia
Gods of Jade and Shadow
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

Margaret Killjoy
The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion
Paperback

Urban Fantasy of the month

Liz Lawson
The Lucky Ones
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

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