EVENT – Johanne Lykke Holm in conversation with Daisy Hildyard, 7pm, 31/10/22


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To celebrate the publication of Saskia Vogel’s English language translation of Johanne Lykke Holm’s truly astounding Strega this November, join us in the bookshop on 31st October where the author will be in conversation with Daisy Hildyard.

Powerfully inventive and atmospheric, Strega is a modern gothic story of nine young women on the cusp of inheriting society’s submission to violence, and the age-long myths that uphold it. A monument to long-dead maids and their shrouded knowledge, Johanne Lykke Holm’s luminescent and jagged prose, delivered in Saskia Vogel’s incisive translation, resonates like a spell that keeps exerting its powers long after reading.

‘Strega is the kind of book Lolita would write if she wrote like Thomas Mann. This book is sprawling with heart-shaped mirrors in wet grass, peach-coloured bedding, neon lights, knives.’ – Olga Ravn, author of The Employees.

Tickets are £5, and include a free drink on the night.