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Theo Paijmans


03 May 2022

BorderKitchen in June!

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It's word binge time with three brilliant writers in June at Borderkitchen! Roy Jacobsen kicks off with the third of his four part Norwegian island series, Karin Slaughter premières her new bloodcurdling thriller and Gary Shteyngart presents his latest novel. Save the dates!

You can't wait and already want to go to the BorderKitchen evenings? You can! There are still tickets available for the BorderKitchen evenings in May with Torrey Peters on the 16th and Jennifer Egan on the 19th. Order them here for Torrey Peters and here for Jennifer Egan!

2 June: Roy Jacobsen

Norwegian writer Roy Jacobsen (1954) debuted in 1982 with his short story collection Fangelov (Prison life). By then, Jacobsen knew what he was talking about: he grew up in a suburb of Oslo and in his teens became member of a criminal gang. The police arrested him when he was 16 and he was placed in solitary confinement for 35 days.

Since 1990 Jacobsen is fulltime writer since 1990 and is considered one of Norway’s most important writers. His The Invisibles (2013), a chronicle of the Barrøy family living on an island, was published in more than twenty countries. At BorderKitchen Jacobsen will present the third of what will be a four part series. ‘Nobody can leave an island’, Jacobsen writes in The Invisibles. ‘An Island is a cosmos in a nutshell, where the stars sleep in the grass under the snow.’

Locatie: BorderKitchen, Kerkstraat 11, Den Haag
7,50 euro order your ticket here

15 June: Karin Slaughter

When Karin Slaughter (1971) decides to write a new thriller, how she does it already sounds like the opening chapter of one of her novels. She retreats for weeks on end in a small cabin somewhere in the Georgia woods and sees or talks to no one until the book is finished. This recipe has proven itself with a blood curdling series of thrillers that have been sold more than 40 million times in 120 countries, rightly earning her the nickname ‘Queen of Crime’.

Visitors of BorderKitchen have a scoop: the Dutch translation of her latest book has rolled off the press the day before.

locatie: BorderKitchen, Kerkstraat 11, Den Haag
7,50 euro order your ticket here

24 June: Gary Shteyngart

Russian-Jewisch author Gary Shteyngart (1972) grew up till his seventh in the shadow of an enormous Lenin statue in St. Petersburg, he spent the next seven years in a New York apartment without TV. A trip to Prague in the nineties was the inspirational source for the imaginary city of Prava in his debut novel The Russian Debutante’s Handbook (2002).

At BorderKitchen, Shteyngart will present his recently published Our Country Friends (2021). In it we follow a diverse group of old friends, among them a Russian writer, a psychiatrist, an app developer and a film star, sit out the pandemic in a remote country house. Old wounds are torn open and new romances erupt. ‘A powerful fable of our broken time’, commented Salman Rushdie.

Locatie: BorderKitchen, Kerkstraat 11, Den Haag
7,50 euro order your ticket here

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