Upper Street Book Club

The Upper Street book Club meets once a month to discuss a contemporary novel written in English.

This is an opportunity to read and discuss a wide range of books of different genres and styles.

The Book Club is free to all students enrolled on an Upper Street course.

As far as possible, meetings will be on the last Wednesday of each month from 20:00 – 21:00

If you are not enrolled on a course, membership of the group is 100 euros a year for 10 meetings (adjusted proportionally from the date of enrollment.)

Meetings are from September to June.

The books will be announced two months in advance. Members are responsible for obtaining their own copy of the book.

The book

April 24

Away

by Amy Bloom

May 22

The Day of the Triffids

by John Wyndham

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Amy Bloom

Author of two New York Times best-sellers and three collections of short stories, a children’s book and a ground-breaking collection of essays. She’s been a nominee for both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Her stories have appeared in Best American Short Stories, Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards, and numerous anthologies here and abroad. She has written for The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, O Magazine and Vogue, among many other publications, and has won a National Magazine Award for Fiction. Her work has been translated into fifteen languages.

She has written many pilot scripts, for cable and network, and she created, wrote and ran the excellent, short-lived series State of Mind, starring Lili Taylor. She lives in Connecticut and is now Wesleyan University’s Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing.

Way

Amy Bloom's Away revitalizes the American road-trip novel from the perspective of a vulnerable but spirited woman. It paints a vivid, earthy and surprising picture of 1920s America, its smells and textures, its population of drifters and con artists, pimps and prostitutes. Away is storytelling at its finest - epic in sweep, but intimate and psychologically acute, moving but unsentimental. Like the novels of Sarah Waters, it is both richly authentic in its period detail and fresh and contemporary in its style. But, above all, Bloom has created an unforgettable character in Lillian Leyb - her voice, haunted, damaged yet innocent, passionate, witty and unpretentious, is so believable and strong that her presence lingers long after the novel ends.

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