Thursday, May 15, 2014

Peirene Experience - Wednesday 11th June

Wednesday 11 June 2014 – 7.00pm-9.00pm
Peirene Experience; Hanne Ørstavik.
Tickets £3 (includes refreshments) - BUY TICKETS HERE
Redeemable against any book purchase from Big Green Bookshop on the evening.
This is the second of Peirene's "Coming of Age" series of events at the bookshop. 
Peirene specializes in contemporary European novellas in English translation. All their books are best-sellers and/or award winners in their own countries. They only publish books of less than 200 pages that can be read in the same time it takes to watch a DVD
This month we are delighted to welcome Hanne Ørstavik.
Hanne is one of the most admired authors in Norwegian contemporary literature. She has published several acclaimed novel and has received many literary prizes, including the Dobloug prize for her entire literary output as well as the Brage prize, Norway's most prestigious award. Ørstavik’s novels have been translated into 18 languages but never, until now, into English.
We will be celebrating the publication of her newly translated book, The Blue Room.
It’s a novel about a mother-daughter relationship that will send a chill down your spine. Johanne is a young woman in her twenties who lives with her mother. When she falls in love with Ivar, she finally feels ready to leave home.
The couple plan a trip to America. But the morning of her departure, Johanne wakes up to find the door locked. Can she overcome her fears? Will she shout for help? Will she climb out of her fourth floor window?
This is a brilliant and important book.
Hanne will be reading from and discussing the book and will answer any questions you may have. 
These are very special evenings and we urge you to come along. 
Tickets are just £3, redeemable on ANY book at the shop on the night.
See you there. 

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