Centre for Low Countries Events Publication
- Travelling and Translation: An Evening with Abdelkader Benali
- Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688
- Revolutionary ideas on taxation: The Dutch fiscal policy of the period 1795-1814
- Religious Coexistence in a Low Countries Health Resort: Protestants and Catholics at Spa
- Peter Buwalda discusses his award-winning novel 'Bonita Avenue'
- Festival of the Arts: 'You must read this book'
- The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews
Peter Buwalda discusses his award-winning novel 'Bonita Avenue'
Publication date: Apr 1, 2014 10:38:39 AM
Apr 8, 2014 7:00:00 PM
End: Apr 8, 2014 9:00:00 PM
Location: Brick Lane bookshop, 166 Brick Lane, E1 6RU
Dutch author and journalist Peter Buwalda will be discussing his award-winning debut at the Brick Lane Bookshop, with author and journalist Anita Sethi. A book-signing and wine reception will follow.
Contact the bookshop to book a ticket.
About Bonita Avenue
An instant success upon its first publication in Holland, Bonita Avenue achieved sensational literary acclaim. This triple-award-winning debut sold more than 300,000 copies, shot to the top of the bestseller lists, remained there for a year, and has been optioned for a TV series. Now, Pushkin Press are delighted to announce the first English translation of this outstanding novel, published in April 2014.
Professor Siem Sigerius - maths genius, jazz lover, judo champion and Renaissance man. When Aaron, an insecure, underachieving photographer, meets his girlfriend Joni’s family for the first time, her multitalented father could hardly be a more intimidating figure. But Aaron somehow bluffs his way into a close friendship with the paterfamilias: with his feet under the table at the ravishing Sigerius farmhouse, Aaron feels part of a perfect family. Until, that is, things start to fall apart….
Praise for Bonita Avenue
- “The Dutch answer to Jonathan Franzen” NRC Handelsblad
- “The narrative pyrotechnics alone are a tour de force…” Die Zeit
- “Puts the reader in a headlock and drags them from climax to climax…” AKO Literature Prize jury
- “The strongest debut in years” Vrij Nederland