International Fiction Book Club

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International Fiction Book Club

What is The Book Club All About?

Every month the Litfest International Book Club meets to discuss some of the best works of contemporary fiction in translation, creating a series of friendly sessions with the aim of discovering what’s new and exciting in international literature. We talk about which books to read among ourselves, and make a point of choosing books that are available in paperback and eBook so that they are easy to find in libraries and bookshops.

All welcome!

Meetings of the Litfest International Fiction Book Club are held online. If you would like to join us virtually by Zoom, please email Bill Swainson ([email protected]) who will send you the joining details for each meeting.

Transcripts of our discussions with writers, translators, editors and prize judges from April 2020 to February 2021 are available to read online, and selected video recordings are also available via our YouTube channel. From April 2021 most books will be introduced by the translator, author or editor in a short video.

International Fiction Book Club titles are available to order in advance from our online bookshop. Local Pick Up (from The Storey reception in Lancaster) is now an option at the checkout. Please note, if choosing Local Pick Up, we will email you to let you know when your order is ready to collect.