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Join the International Book Club

Enjoy reading literature from all over the world? Want to meet new people who share that interest?

Then join Bergen International Book Club. Participation is free. The only requirement is that you want to read and speak English.

Kari Jegerstedt, literature-lover and associate professor at the University of Bergen, leads the book club. Once a month, she will be selecting a book by one of the international authors due to attend the festival or the program at the Literature House.

The book club normally meet in the Fosse-stova room at Litteraturhuset i Bergen. Book Club spring 2022:

Monday 9 May, 19.00–20.30: Checkout 19Claire Louise Bennett, 2021
Bennet attended LiFestBergen in February this year where she talked about "Checkout 19".
Available at Boksalongen.

Monday 13 June, 19.00–20.30: Minor Detail, Adania Shibli
Shibli attended LiFestBergen in February.
Available at Boksalongen.

Monday 8 August, 19.00–20.30: Autobiography of Red. A Novel in Verse. Anne Carson, 1998
Carson will be a guest at De Litterære Festspill in Bergen in May this year.
On its way to Boksalongen

Monday 12 September, 19.00–20.30: Autumn. Ali Smith, 2016
Available at Boksalongen
Smith will be a guest at De Litterære Festspill in Bergen in May this year.
Monday 10 October, 19.00–20.30: Zuleika Opens Her Eyes. Guzel Jakhina, 2015
Will become available at Boksalongen
Monday 14 November, 19.00–20.30. TBA – something from next years Literary Festival
Monday 12 December, 19.00–20.30: TBA – something from next years Literary Festival

 

Joining the book club will allow you to

- meet new people who share your pleasure in literature

- become better acquainted with the works of some of the authors coming to Bergen

- discuss literature with a specialist

- acquire unique political and cultural insights into far-away countries – through their literature.

To ask questions and sign up, send an e-mail to info@litfestbergen.no

You can order the relevant books through Boksalongen, Litteraturhuset’s own bookshop, and get a 10 per cent discount. To reserve a book, send an e-mail to boksalongen@litthusbergen.no.

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