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Breakfast Talk with Nell Zink in Stockholm


Breakfast Talk with Nell Zink

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 13th Sept at 09:00

Welcome to our first breakfast talk of the season!

Called one of 2014’s most exciting debutant by The Guardian, at the age of 50, Nell Zink is no ordinary writer. Her debut novel The Wallcreeper, which she started writing for the American novelist Jonathan Franzen during their correspondence, was named one of 100 notable books by The New York Times that year. Her second book Mislaid was longlisted for the National Book Award.

Nell was brought up in rural Virginia and has worked in the construction, pharmaceutical, and software industries. In the ’90s she founded an indie rock fanzine, and her writing has also appeared in n+1. She is now a translator living in Germany.

Don’t miss having breakfast with this extraordinary writer, coffee/tea and a breakfast roll is included as usual!

Get your ticket at the Stockholm bookshop today. Tickets 30:- (coffee/tea and a breakfast roll included).

Join us for KulturNatten 2016 in Uppsala

Program KulturNatten 2016

UPPSALA | Saturday 10th Sept 

Celebrate Culture Night with us! We start already at 11:00 (am) with Storytelling for Children. At 18:00 Ola Larsmo presents his new novel on emigrated Swedes in the slums of S:t Paul, Minnesota (in Swedish). Last out is Helena Dahlgren with 100 horrors at 19:30.

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Culture Night Storytelling in Uppsala

UPPSALA | Saturday 10th Sept at 11:00

Would you rather go to bed or have a mighty rumpus?
Would you rather be kissed by a monster or eaten by a friend?
Would you rather eat a frog or a cake?

These and other important questions to be explored at story time, at eleven o’clock, Saturday 10th September at The English Bookshop in Uppsala.

Bedtime for Monsters by Ed Vere Max and Bird by Ed Vere Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak Would you rather? by John Birningham

Books of the month for September

General Fiction: Paul Beatty – Sellout

British Crime: David Ashton Mistress of the Just Land

Tough Crime: Neal Griffin – Benefit of the Doubt

Fantasy: James A. Moore – Seven Forges

Science Fiction: Bennett Coles – Virtues of War

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Jonathan Wood – No Hero (#1)

Teen reading: Sophie Kinsella – Finding Audrey

Classic of the Month: Sinclair Lewis – It Can't Happen Here

Non-Fiction: Margaret Forster – My Life in Houses

 

Paul Beatty – SelloutDavid Ashton - Mistress of the Just Land: A Jean Brash Mystery 1Neal Griffin – Benefit of the Doubt James A. Moore – Seven ForgesBennett Coles – Virtues of WarJonathan Wood – No Hero (#1)Sophie Kinsella – Finding AudreySinclair Lewis – It Can't Happen HereMargaret Forster – My Life in Houses

Talk: Merlin – the man, the myth, the magic

Talk: Merlin - the man, the myth, the magic

STOCKHOLM | Thursday 1st Sept at 18:30

Join us in the Stockholm bookshop for an evening talk on Merlin – the man, the myth, the magic.

Stay on after the talk to mingle with Rhuddem Gwelin (also known as Ruby Jand, author of Shakespeare Calling) and celebrate the publication of her new fantasy novel The Nature of Things: Volume 1 in the Merlin Chronicles.

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Jenny Offill signing in Stockholm

Book signing with Jenny Offill

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 30th August at 15:30

THIS JUST IN: Jenny Offill is doing a book signing in the Stockholm bookshop Tuesday 30th August at 15:30!

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Jenny Offill in our shop for a last minute secret signing!

Jenny Offill's first novel Last Things was published in 1999, and she is also the author of several brilliant picture books for children.

Her book Dept. of Speculation (2014), a dazzling exploration of a young Brooklyn marriage, became one of the industry’s most talked about and a favorite among readers and reviewers alike. The Boston Globe described it as ’[Q]uietly smashing . . . A book so radiant, so sparkling with sunlight and sorrow, that it almost makes a person gasp.’

We hope to see you in the Stockholm shop for this unique meet-the-author opportunity!
No need to RSVP, just show up!

Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg


Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg

STOCKHOLM | Wednesday 7th September at 18:30

How did Raoul Wallenberg die?

The Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, known for rescuing tens of thousands of jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, was detained by the Soviets in 1945 and subsequently disappeared. According to the official story, released by the Soviet Union in 1957, Wallenberg had died of a heart attack ten years earlier.

We are thrilled to welcome Nigel Bance, the British investigative journalist who was given unprecedented access to the account of what actually happened to Wallenberg. In Moscow, in 2002, Bance viewed the never-before-seen archives of Colonel General Ivan Serov, the notorious chief of the KGB. Inside was a veritable feast of WW2 and Cold War intelligence secrets including detail on Serov’s investigation into Wallenberg’s arrest, interrogation and subsequent execution.

Join us for this unique talk in the Stockholm bookshop, where Nigel Bance will discuss his recently published book The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg. In it, he meticulously pieces together every aspect on Serov’s secret investigation into Raoul Wallenberg’s death.

Evening Talk:
Nigel Bance on The Liquidation of Raoul Wallenberg
Stockholm: Wednesday 7th September at 18:30
Free of charge

For more information on the book or the author please visit:
www.theliquidationofraoulwallenberg.com

The author talk is free of charge and there's no need to RSVP – but feel free to follow this facebook-event for news and updates.

Meet Linda Olsson in the Stockholm shop


Linda Olsson – The Blackbird Sings at Dusk

STOCKHOLM | Tuesday 23rd August at 18:30

Evening Talk: Linda Olsson in conversation with Dorotea Bromberg

Stockholm Tuesday 23 August at 18:30
Ticket 50 kr (includes refreshments) available to purchase in the Stockholm shop

Linda Olsson is the author of several novels, and she writes in both English and Swedish. She was born in Sweden, but has since lived in Kenya, the UK, Singapore and Japan before settling in Auckland, New Zealand. Linda's first novel, the critically acclaimed Let me Sing You Gentle Songs (Astrid & Veronica in the US), was published in 2006 and became an instant bestseller in both New Zealand and Sweden.

We are thrilled to welcome you all to our very first author event of the season, where Linda Olsson will discuss her new novel The Blackbird Sings at Dusk. Linda will be in conversation with her Swedish publisher Dorotea Bromberg. The event is a collaboration with Brombergs Bokförlag, and the book will be available in both Swedish and English.

Don't miss this very exciting talk on literature, belonging and writing in two different languages! The conversation is in English.

Visit Linda Olsson’s website: www.lindaolsson.net

New Zeland publisher Penguin Books NZ: www.penguin.co.nz

Swedish publisher Brombergs: www.brombergs.se

Books of the month for August

General Fiction: Melissa Harrison – At Hawthorn Time

British Crime: Robert Thorogood – A Meditation on Murder

Tough Crime: Craig Johnson – The Cold Dish

Fantasy: Tiffany Trent – The Unnaturalists

Science Fiction: Becky Chambers – Long Way to a Small Angry Planet

Paranormal/Urban Fantasy: Sarah Kuhn – Heroine Complex

Teen reading: David Owen – Panther

Classic of the Month: John Milton – Paradise Lost

Non-Fiction: Edmund  de Waal – White Road, The: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

 

Melissa Harrison – At Hawthorn Time Robert Thorogood – A Meditation on MurderCraig Johnson – The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire #1)Tiffany Trent – The UnnaturalistsBecky Chambers – Long Way to a Small Angry Planet (Wayfarers #1) Sarah Kuhn – Heroine Complex David Owen – PantherJohn Milton – Paradise LostEdmund  de Waal – White Road, The: A Pilgrimage of Sorts

Win a signed Harry Potter book!

Win a signed Harry Potter book

UPPSALA & STOCKHOLM | 31st July–5h August

Yes it’s true! You could win a signed copy of the new Harry Potter story, signed by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne.

Count the jelly beansCount the jelly beans:  Visit one of our shops and guess the number of beans in the jar by the till. Fill in the contest form and hand in. No purchase necessary.

Contest rules: No purchase necessary. One entry per person. Contest period July 30th–August 5th. Winner announced on August 6th. If several entries have the correct number, the winner will be chosen by randomized draw (using random.org).

 

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