Peter Buwalda discusses his award-winning novel 'Bonita Avenue'

Publication date: Apr 01, 2014 10:38 AM

Start: Apr 08, 2014 07:00 PM
End: Apr 08, 2014 09:00 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