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Tuesday 29 April 2014

Book Club with Jo Nesbo

Book Club with Jo Nesbo

Join the king of Nordic noir for a discussion of his third Harry Hole novel, The Redbreast.

A rare hunting rifle - "the ultimate professional murder weapon" - is smuggled into Oslo. A former Nazi sympathiser is found murdered. Harry's investigation into a group of neo-Nazis leads him to a crime that has its roots in the siege of Leningrad, 1942, when Norwegian volunteers fought alongside German troops. Through two tense and tightly plotted parallel stories, Nesbø explores the legacy of fascism and the German occupation of Norway.

A former stockbroker and professional footballer, Nesbø is also the lead singer of Norwegian rock band Di Derre. His ten Harry Hole novels are published in 40 countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide.


Past events


Book Club with Eleanor Catton

Book Club with Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton joined us for a discussion about her Man Booker Award winning novel, The Luminaries.

Book Club with Armistead Maupin

Book Club with Armistead Maupin

In a rare visit to London, Maupin spoke to John Mullan about the very first novel in the much-loved Tales of the City saga.

Book Club with Christos Tsiolkas

Book Club with Christos Tsiolkas

For the first Book Club of 2014, Greek-Australian novelist Christos Tsiolkas spoke to John Mullan about his debut novel, The Slap.

Book Club with Amy Tan

Book Club with Amy Tan

Amy Tan joined us for a discussion of her hit debut novel, The Joy Luck Club, where the novel explores the fault lines between two generations and two cultures.

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