A book club dedicated to world literature.
From Peru to China, Nigeria to Hungary, some of the world’s greatest writers are at work oversees. In this bi-monthly book club, readers will explore these literary talents from around the world, discussing their books and the places they come from.
In January, World Book Club attendees will be discussing Keri Hulme’s 1984 novel, The Bone People. Set on the coast of the New Zealand Sea, the novel tells the story of a part-Maori, part-European artist whose life is disrupted by a speechless boy who appears at her home late one night. Part mystery, part love story, it was the winner of both the Booker Prize and the Pegasus Prize for Literature, and has been praised for its complex wordplay and emotional depth.
An hour-long discussion will be followed by an informal reception. Attendees are expected to have read the book in advance.
Copies of The Bone People can be purchased in paperback at The Writer’s Block Book Shop. Registration for the Book Club is not required.