In response to the Covid-19 crisis and the lockdown order, Peirene created the Borderless Book Club in collaboration with several other small presses in March 2020. Initially planned for a six-week run, we are now into our fourth programme with the Winter 2021 Programme beginning in January.
Meetings are held on Thursday evenings at 8pm UK time, via Zoom. Participation is free and meetings can be accessed from anywhere in the world. We exclusively discuss translated literature and invite translators and authors to join us to discuss their work. Hosted by Maddie Rogers, Peirene’s publishing assistant, each meeting features a different press presenting their book.
Sign up to the mailing list here to receive Zoom invitations and discussion questions ahead of meetings.
Previous sessions are available to listen to as a podcast here.
Winter Programme 2021
All titles (except London Under Snow) available through our bookshop.org shop
Fum d’Estampa Press | London Under Snow by Jordi Llavina
With translator Douglas Suttle and author Jordi Llavina | 20% off with code “BORDERLESS”
Nordisk Books | Zero by Gine Cornelia Pedersen
With translator Rosie Hedger | 15% off with code “BORDERLESS”
Tilted Axis Press | Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge
With translator Jeremy Tiang
V&Q Books | Paula by Sandra Hoffmann
With translator Katy Derbyshire
Comma Press | The Book of Jakarta
With translator Khairani Barokka
Bitter Lemon Press | Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende
With translator Tim Gutteridge
Istros Books | The Fig Tree by Goran Vojnović
With translator Olivia Hellewell
After a slight change of plan, we will now be discussing Tokyo Ueno Station with translator Morgan Giles!
Download a PDF of the programme here.