Interview with Andrew Kaufman

Andrew Kaufman in the bookshop

Andrew Kaufman - Born Weird1. Born Weird is a fantastic 'un-put-downable' book! Where did you get your inspiration for the story?

"Born Weird," is a story about family and I got my inspiration from my family, but not directly. Although several members of my family still don't believe me, there is no particular member of my family that inspired any of the characters. The inspiration came from having a family, being part of a family—experiencing that strange, seemingly paradoxical nature of families where they love you like no one else, while simultaneously being harder and more demanding on you than anyone else could possible be. All in the name of love. It's that experience that I've tried to exaggerate, make mythic, in "Born Weird."

2. I love the word 'Blursings'. Have you coined any other words and can you tell us what they mean?!

Busy week

At the Uppsala English Bokshop:

Saturday 11:00 Storytelling
Sunday 16:00 Dr Who Evening
Tuesday: @ Blåsenhus 15.00 Dermot Bolger seminar and book signing. We provide books!
Wednesday: 15:00 Brief reading and book signing with Dermot Bolger at the shop!
Wednesday: 19.00 Reading Group discussing Dermot Bolger's The Fall of Ireland.
Thursday: 19.00 Reading Group discussing Dermot Bolger's The Fall of Ireland.
Friday: @ city librar 15:00 Literary conversation and book signing with Ngugi wa Thiong'o and Binyavanga Wainaina. We provide books!

At the English Bookshop in Gamla stan, Stockholm:

Thursday: 18:00  Brief reading and book signing with Dermot Bolger at the Stockholm shop!

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Find it in the bookshop

Dermot Bolger -  The Fall of Ireland One Day I Will Write About This Place: A Memoir - Binyavanga Wainaina Dreams in a Time of War - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o Petals of Blood - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o A Grain of Wheat - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o In the House of the Interpreter  - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o

Storytelling for children in the the Stockholm English Bookshop

Storytelling this Saturday 16th March at 11 in Gamla stan. Welcome all 3-6 year olds to listen to Clara reading two great books. No need to sign up, just show up at the shop and join the fun.

Etiquette and Espionage

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This is a wonderful Victorian humorous romp - a steampunk Harry Potter with extra lace, bodices and other fashion accessories.  

9th March, 11 o’clock – Story-time at the English Bookshop

Storytelling for Children att The Uppsala English Bookshop, at March 9th at 11 o'clock.What can stories teach us? Almost everything, including: how to be a good neighbor with a lost cat; how to build a brother; and what to do with a lost teddy-bear.

At The Uppsala English Bookshop, at March 9th at 11 o'clock.

Dr Who Night – The 11 Doctors

Doctor WhoYes! Time for another Doctor Who-evening at the English Bookshop!

The theme this time is the 11 doctors - why not come dressed as your favourite doctor?
Quiz, tea, cake, Who-lecture and fabulous prizes as usual.

Time: Sunday March 17 at 4 pm Place: At The English bookshop in Uppsala Cost: A measly 50 kr!
Remember to book in advance by e-mail or visit, since we are likely to sell out very quickly!

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Doctor Who in the bookshop

The Thank You Sale

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Book Sale

2012 was our best year ever.  We want to give something back.

Book sale starts Friday March 1st. Both shops. All weekend March 1-3.

 

HELENA’S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK RELEASES OF 2013 (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

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With 2013 already well underway, am I correct in thinking it is high
time to focus on some of the most anticipated new books of the year?
Why yes, of course I am! This is in no way a definitive list, seeing
a) how new releases tend to keep popping up throughout the year, b)
how some of the best reads of the year will be dark horses; titles and
authors that somehow have managed to slip under my radar, and c) how
there is something to be said for spontaneity. It is, however,
somewhat consistent with my current literary cravings. So, without

Books of the Month – July 2024

Michiko Aoyama
What You Are Looking for is in the Library
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Malcolm Lowry
Under the Volcano
Paperback

Classics of the month

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Julie Shackman
The Bookshop by the Loch
Paperback

Feel-Good of the month

Maz Evans
Over My Dead Body
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Michael McGarrity
The Long Ago
Paperback

Noir of the month

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
Chain-Gang All-Stars
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Genoveva Dimova
Foul Days
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Megan Kamalei Kakimoto
Every Drop Is a Man’s Nightmare
Paperback

– Stories

Horror of the month

Chelsea Ichaso
The Summer She Went Missing
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Claudia Cravens
Lucky Red
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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John P. Strelecky
The Cafe on the Edge of the World
Paperback

– A Story About the Meaning of Life

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – June 2024

Emily Habeck
Shark Heart
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Pamela Frankau
A Wreath for the Enemy
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Ashley Poston
The Seven Year Slip
Paperback
Alis Hawkins
A Bitter Remedy
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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Lou Berney
Dark Ride
Paperback

Noir of the month

Karen Lord
The Blue, Beautiful World
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Caitlin Rozakis
Dreadful
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Christina Henry
The House that Horror Built
Paperback

Horror of the month

Danielle Jawando
If My Words Had Wings
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Nicola Dinan
Bellies
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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Monica Potts
The Forgotten Girls
Paperback

– A Memoir of Friendship and Lost Promise in Rural America

Non-Fiction of the month

Books of the Month – May 2024

Mirinae Lee
8 Lives of a Century-Old Trickster
Paperback

Modern Fiction of the month

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Upton Sinclair
The Jungle
Paperback

Classic of the month

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Satoshi Yagisawa
Days at the Morisaki Bookshop
Paperback
John Shen Yen Nee & SJ Rozan
The Murder of Mr Ma
Paperback

Mystery of the month

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E. A. Aymar
When She Left
Paperback

Noir of the month

Ray Nayler
The Mountain in the Sea
Paperback

Sci-Fi of the month

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Genevieve Gornichec
The Weaver and the Witch Queen
Paperback

Fantasy of the month

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Nicholas Binge
Ascension
Paperback

Horror of the month

Margaret McDonald
Glasgow Boys
Paperback

Teen/YA of the month

Danny Ramadan
The Foghorn Echoes
Paperback

Queer book of the month

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