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Tuesday 29 April 2014
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.
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
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
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
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.