World Book Club Around the world in 12 titles

World Book Club
Around the world in 12 titles 2020
A monthly book group in north London that reads and discusses contemporary literature:

Love by By Hanne ├śrstavik (And Other Stories) NORWAY (March)

Under the Tripoli Sky by Kamal Ben Hameda (Peirene Press) LIBYA/FRANCE  (April)

Silk By Alessandro Baricco ITALY/JAPAN (May)

El Llano in Flames by Juan Rulfo, stories (Structo Press) MEXICO (June) 

The Lives of Animals J.M. Coetzee SOUTH AFRICA (July)

The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy INDIA (August)

Previous titles include:

 A Life’s Music by Andrei Makine RUSSIA/FRANCE, Down the Rabbit Hole by Juan Pablo Villalobos MEXICO, Running in the Family Michael Ondaatje CANADA/SRI LANKA, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid PAKISTAN, Happiness, Like Water, short stories by Chinelo Okparanta NIGERIA and Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress  By Dai Sijie CHINA (Feb 2020).

Thursdays 2.30pm to 4.30pm
FIRST THURSDAY OF EVERY MONTH

£90 for 6 months
£15 drop in. Those who pay for 6 months in advance will take precedence if I get any freebies from the publishers and /or if a session becomes full.

Thursday 9 January 
Thursday  6 February 
Thursday 5 March
Thursday 2 April 
Thursday 7 May                                                                                          
Thursday 4 June

Thursday 2 July


Thursday 6 August

Who is the group for?
All those interested in international contemporary fiction and with a desire to discover new authors from a diverse range of countries and cultures. 

Also for aspiring writers: regular reading is crucial to fire the imagination, explore language and develop your own writing skills.
You do not need to have studied literature to enjoy reading and examining fiction in a relaxed, safe environment. The course is aimed at improving your analytical skills and widening your literary knowledge, but it is also intended to be a fun setting where you can enjoy and share your love of good books. This will be a culturally diverse experience. You will read a wide range of contemporary novels from international writers including Juan Pablo Villalobos (Mexico) to Dai Sije 
(China).  These will be short books/quick reads; generally under 200 pages.