About the event

Once again, the London Literature Festival is almost upon us, and And Other Stories authors are set to join in, taking over London’s South Bank Centre between Monday 28 September and Monday 12 October 2015.

As well as separate appearances at the festival from Carlos GamerroNiyati Keni, and And Other Stories publisher Stefan Tobler, the First Look Book Club grants readers a sneak peek at brilliant Swedish author Lina Wolff‘s English-language debut:

Tuesday 6 October 2015


7:45 pm

Though not published by And Other Stories until January 2016, readers will be treated to a first look at Swedish author Lina Wolff‘s prize-winning novel Bret Easton Ellis and the Other Dogs at this exciting and intimate festival event.

First Look Book Club allows readers to try books before they’re even published, and discuss thoughts and opinions in the company of  its publisher and author, weeks before it is published in the UK. Bound proofs or electronic versions of the book are sent to ticket holders one month before the event.

‘At a run­down brothel in Caudal, Spain, the prostitutes are collecting stray dogs. Each is named after a famous male writer: Dante, Chaucer, Bret Easton Ellis. When a john is cruel, the dogs are fed rotten meat. To the east, in Barcelona, an unflappable teenage girl is endeavouring to trace the peculiarities of her life back to one woman: Alba Cambó, writer of violent short stories, who left Caudal as a girl and never went back. Mordantly funny, dryly sensual, written with a staggering lightness of touch, the debut novel in English by Swedish sensation Lina Wolff is a black and Bolaño­esque take on the limitations of love in a dog­eat­dog world.’

Writer and translator Saskia Vogel will chair what promises to be a rare opportunity to meet with the author Lina Wolff and the translator Frank Perry and sample some new, exciting in translated literary fiction.

Tickets are £8 (50% discount for concessions) and can be purchased here!



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