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Books of the Month – April 2017

Mark Thompson – DustJulia Chapman – Date with DeathMelissa Ginsburg – Sunset CityVic James – Gilded CageBrenda Cooper – Edge of DarkLaura Bickle – Nine of StarsBecky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens AgendaIris Murdoch – A Severed HeadHope Jahren – Lab GirlAnnie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

Plenty of interesting titles in our picks for April!

General Fiction: Mark Thompson – Dust

Classic: Iris Murdoch – A Severed Head

British Crime: Julia Chapman – Date with Death

Tough Crime: Melissa Ginsburg – Sunset City

Fantasy: Vic James – Gilded Cage

Science Fiction: Brenda Cooper – Edge of Dark

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Laura Bickle – Nine of Stars

Teen reading: Becky Albertalli – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda

Non-Fiction: Hope Jahren – Lab Girl

Short Story Collection: Annie Proulx – Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and Other Stories

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Nordic Noir Talks: Meet Carin Gerhardsen

Meet Carin Gerhardsen

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 6th April at 18:30

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday – if you dare…

Meet Carin Gerhardsen on Thursday 6th April in our Stockholm shop. We say ’if you dare’ only because she’s literally been killing off people in southern Stockholm for years in her Hammarby novels (to be fair she’s been solving the crimes as well with a little help from Detective Inspector Conny Sjöberg and his murder investigation team at the Hammarby police).

Meet Carin at our first Nordic Noir Talk on Thursday 6th April at 18:30 at the Stockholm shop on Södermannagatan 22.

Advance tickets (60:- incl. refreshments) are available online at www.billetto.se/nordic-noir-gerhardsen or at the Stockholm bookshop

Read all about the Nordic Noir Talk series at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir
Next up in the series is Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Release Party for Two Thirds North 2017

Release party Two Thirds North 2017

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 5th April at 19:00

Literature! Music! Snacks and refreshments! 

It must be the release party for TWO THIRDS NORTH, Stockholm University's journal of international literature! 

Storytime in Uppsala - April 1st

Storytelling for Children in Uppsala - Saturday 1 April

UPPSALA | Saturday 1st April at 11:00
 
What if a pig got stuck in your nose?
Oink! Atchoo! Yergh!
 
What if your friend got a new friend?
Boo hoo! Not fair! Insecurity!
 
Watch out for April Fools at Storytime!
 
Welcome all 3–6 year olds for storytelling with Hannah.
No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.
 

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

Breakfast Talk with Maggie Gee

STOCKHOLM | Saturday 1st April at 10:00

Breakfast Talk: Craft and Book Discussion with Maggie Gee

Maggie Gee, a multiple award-winning British novelist, wants to talk to you about literature! Join us in the Stockholm shop for a breakfast talk.

Maggie has written eleven books and was the first female chair of the Royal Society of Literature. A long-time creative writing teacher, Maggie is currently working with Stockholm University’s creative writing students. 

In this talk Maggie will be reading from some of her more recent work and answering all your best writerly and readerly questions.

Advance tickets 60:- (includes coffee/tea and a light breakfast) available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at www.billetto.se/breakfast-maggie-gee

Poetry Game Night

Poetry game night

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 30th March at 18:30

Hajime! Let’s play the ancient (and action packed) poetry game Ogoola Karuta. Join us in the Stockholm shop for a poetry game night. We'll play an English version, so no need to know Japanese, or even English poetry – no prior knowledge needed! Fun for all ages. Free. Hajime!

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Nordic Noir Talks in Stockholm


Nordic Noir Talks Stockholm

STOCKHOLM | Starting April 6th

We are extremely proud to announce NORDIC NOIR TALKS in our Stockholm shop – a series of talks on Nordic Noir and Scandinavian Mystery with some of the most well-known Swedish crime writers.

First out is Carin Gerhardsen on April 6th, followed by Jens Lapidus on April 27th.

Advance tickets available at the Stockholm bookshop or online at billetto.se

» Read more about the entire series and all the authors at www.bookshop.se/nordicnoir

World Poetry Day in Uppsala

World Poetry Day 21st March

UPPSALA | Tuesday 21st March at 19:00. Free.

WORLD POETRY DAY
with Guests of Honour from the SoCal underground poetry scene!

CHRIS VANNOY (San Diego)
DAVID McINTIRE (Los Angeles)
ARMINE IKNADOSSIAN (LA)

Come celebrate the power of poetry with us on Unesco’s dedicated World Poetry Day. International & local poets performing. Night headed by Chris, David and Armine from the LA poetry scene.

Anisur Rahman • Dennis Renfors • Sara Lessing 
Linnea Kjellberg • Sam Kessel • Henry Bowers
Kajsa Ragnarsson • Jessica Rose Middleton • and guests

Be there or be hopelessly rectangular!

Storytime in Uppsala

Storytime - Storytelling for Children

UPPSALA | Saturday 18th March at 11:00

How many babies should a tall man have?
(Twelve, it would seem.)

How many names should those babies have?
(Two, in this case.)

How annoying is to be copied by three gull chicks?
(Extremely.)

Developments of these brief answers at Storytime, eleven o’clock, Saturday 18th March at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Talk Lois Banner: Garbo, Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Talk Lois Banner – Garbo. Monroe and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

UPPSALA | Wednesday 15th March at 19:00

Lois Banner, visiting Fulbright professor in American Studies, gives a talk about two iconic film stars:


GRETA GARBO, MARILYN MONROE, 
and the Creation of Ideal Beauty

Drawing from her best-selling biography of Marilyn Monroe and current work on Greta Garbo, she will evaluate the lives and careers of these two iconic film stars. She will take a feminist perspective, focusing on their self-creation, their innovative politics, and their ultimate failure.

Wednesday 15th March at 19:00 
Tickets 60:-, incl. refreshments.
Limited number of seats, buy your ticket in the bookshop today!

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