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. 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 shop

January 14th    

Fum d’Estampa Press | London Under Snow by Jordi Llavina

With translator Douglas Suttle and author Jordi Llavina | 20% off with code “BORDERLESS”


January 28th   

Nordisk Books | Zero by Gine Cornelia Pedersen

With translator Rosie Hedger | 15% off with code “BORDERLESS”


February 11th   

Tilted Axis Press | Strange Beasts of China by Yan Ge

With translator Jeremy Tiang


February 25th      

V&Q Books | Paula by Sandra Hoffmann

With translator Katy Derbyshire


March 11th  

Comma Press | The Book of Jakarta

With translator Khairani Barokka


March 25th

Bitter Lemon Press | Crocodile Tears by Mercedes Rosende

With translator Tim Gutteridge





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