Borderless Book Club



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. 

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.


Spring Programme 2021

All titles available through our shop

April 8th    

Peirene Press |  Nordic Fauna by Andrea Lundgren

With author Andrea Lundgren and translator John Litell

20% off in the Peirene shop with code “borderless”


April 22nd   

And Other Stories | Slash and Burn by Claudia Hernández

With translator Julia Sanches


May 6th   

Istros Books | Snapping Point by Asli Biçen

With translator Feyza Howell and author Asli Biçen


May 20th      

Charco Press | Havana Year Zero by Karla Suárez

With translator Christina MacSweeney


June 3rd  

Fitzcarraldo Editions | Vivian by Christina Hesselholdt

With translator Paul Garrett Russell and author Christina Hesselholdt


June 17th

Sinoist Books | Distant Sunflower Fields by Li Juan

With translator Christopher Payne

Download a PDF of the programme here.





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