In response to the Covid-19 crisis and the lockdown order, Peirene created the Borderless Book Club in collaboration with five other small presses – Charco Press, Comma Press, Istros Books, Nordisk Books, and Tilted Axis Press – 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, with Bitter Lemon Press and Fitzcarraldo Editions joining our roster for forthcoming sessions.
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 processes. 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.
The first six sessions are available to listen to as a podcast here (final two will be uploaded shortly).
Our next meeting will be Thursday May 14th, when we will be discussing Snow, Dog, Foot by Claudio Morandini, with translator J Ockenden. Buy Snow, Dog, Foot here and use exclusive voucher code “borderless” for 30% off.
Here is the rest of our upcoming programme:
Tilted Axis Press | Arid Dreams by Duanwad Pimwana
With translator Mui Poopoksakul | 20% off with code “AD2020” | free ebook with preorder
Charco Press | Holiday Heart by Margarita García Robayo
20% off with code “BOOKCLUB” | free UK shipping
Bitter Lemon Press | Summer of Reckoning by Marion Brunet
With translator Katherine Gregor
Nordisk Books | Inlands by Elin Willows
With translator Duncan Lewis | 20% off with code “borderless”
Comma Press | Palestine +100 anthology ed. Basma Ghalayini
With translator Thoraya El-Rayyes | free ebook with purchase of hard copy from Comma website
Istros Books | Wild Woman by Marina Šur Puhlovski
With translator Christina Zorić
Fitzcarraldo Editions | Grove by Esther Kinsky
With translator Caroline Schmidt
All new releases will be shipped in advance for the book club.
Download a PDF of the programme here.