STOCKHOLM | Thursday 5th November at 19:00 (ticketed event)
We are super excited about this visit in the Stockholm shop – this author’s first novel completely blew our socks off! His name is Max Porter, and he’s a senior editor at Granta Books and Portobello Books. He previously managed an independent bookshop and won the Young Bookseller of the Year award. We’ve invited him from London to come and discuss his debut novel Grief is the Thing with Feathers.
Come and let us treat you to a cosy ghostly evening!
Listen to Sam and Paul Kassel as they read a couple of classic horror stories, and maybe you have one or two of your own favorites to tell? Join us for a tea and cake and candle light. No tricks – we promise! Or…?
STOCKHOLM Breakfast Talk, Saturday 24th October at 10:00
Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing. In April 2014, Time magazine included Wainaina in its annual TIME 100 as one of the ”Most Influential People in the World”. Earlier that year, as a response to a series of anti-gay laws being passed in Africa, Wainaina had publicly announced that he was gay, publishing a short story titled ”I am a homosexual, Mum”.
A. D. Miller – The Faithful Couple is our book of the month for May.
California, 1993: Neil Collins and Adam Tayler, two young British men on the cusp of adulthood, meet at a hostel in San Diego. They strike up a friendship that, while platonic, feels as intoxicating as a romance; they travel up the coast together, harmlessly competitive, innocently collusive, wrapped up in each other. On a camping trip to Yosemite they lead each other to behave in ways that, years later, they will desperately regret.
The story of a friendship built on a shared guilt and a secret betrayal, The Faithful Couple follows Neil and Adam across two decades, through girlfriends and wives, success and failure, children and bereavements, as power and remorse ebb between them. Their bifurcating fates offer an oblique portrait of London in the boom-to-bust era of the nineties and noughties, with its instant fortunes and thwarted idealism. Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!
David Mark – Dark Winter (DS Aector McAvoy #1) is our british crime book of the month for May.
Detective Sergeant Aector McAvoy is a man with a troubled past. His unwavering belief in justice has made him an outsider in the police force he serves. When three seemingly unconnected people are brutally murdered in the weeks before Christmas, the police must work quickly to stop more deaths.It is only McAvoy who can see the connection between the victims. A killer is playing God – and McAvoy must find a way to stop the deadly game. Subscribe to the book-of-the-month!