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 have decided to continue the book club with fortnightly meetings for the foreseeable future.
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 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.
Our autumn programme has now been finalised! Here it is:
Peirene Press | Faces on the Tip of My Tongue by Emmanuelle Pagano
With translators Sophie Lewis and Jenny Higgins | 25% off with code “BORDERLESS”
Bitter Lemon Press | The Fragility of Bodies by Sergio Olguín
With translator Miranda France
Nordisk Books | Transfer Window by Maria Gerhardt
With translator Lindy Falk van Rooyen | 15% off with code “TRANSFER15”
Charco Press | Ramifications by Daniel Saldaña París
With translator Christina McSweeney and author Daniel Saldaña París | 20% off with code “BOOKCLUB” | free UK shipping, 50% off international shipping
Fitzcarraldo Editions | Minor Detail by Adania Shibli
With translator Elisabeth Jaquette
Comma Press | The Book of Cairo
With translator and editor Raph Cormack | free ebook with every hard copy ordered
Istros Books | The Fig Tree by Goran Vojnović
With translator Olivia Hellewell
Tilted Axis Press | Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge
With translator Jeremy Tiang
Download a PDF of the programme here.