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!! Everyone welcome !!

 
One Monday a month we get together in the English Studies library at Vienna University to discuss some contemporary text. After 8 pm the discussion may continue in one of the local pubs...

You can now find us on facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/viennalitclub/


Next meeting:



Monday 22 October:
6.00pm - 7.45pm

Less
by Andrew Greer

"Despite its lampooning of the literary world, Less won this year’s Pulitzer prize for fiction, prompting its publication in Britain. It introduces us to minor novelist Arthur Less as he finds himself abruptly single, having coasted through a studiedly casual not-quite-relationship with a vain younger man for several years. Less is “an author too old to be fresh and too young to be rediscovered, one who never sits next to anyone on a plane who has heard of his books”. The younger man, who happens also to be the son of his arch enemy, announces his engagement to someone else. … Novels about novelists are always a risk, but Less is about anyone who has allowed their calling to define them at the expense of their humanity. Writers may blush in the mirror it holds up to them, but many readers will find it as endearing as the very best of Armistead Maupin."

Patrick Gale, The Guardian

Preview 19 November:

H is for Hawk
by Helen Macdonald




If you love reading and want to meet like-minded people informally to discuss a contemporary text, just come along. Drinks are provided - feel free to bring snacks! (It would be great if you could drop me a line so we know roughly how many people to expect: julia.novak@univie.ac.at)
 
Julia Lajta-Novak
(Vienna Lit Book Group Coordinator)


Venue:
Fachbereichsbibliothek für Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Universitätscampus Altes AKH
Spitalgasse 2, Hof 8
A-1090 Wien
http://bibliothek.univie.ac.at/fb-anglistik/
karin.lach@univie.ac.at
How to get there: trams 43,44, 5, 33
To access courtyard 8 use any one of the main entrances to the campus: Garnisongasse (walk through courtyard 9)
Thavonatgasse, Alserstrasse (walk through courtyards 1 and 7)
Spitalgasse (walk through courtyards 1 or 2 and 7).

Lageplan


books previously discussed:

Philip Pullman: La Belle Sauvage
Gillian Tindall: The House by the Thames
Lidia Yuknavitch: The Book of Joan
Emily Ruskovich: Idaho
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo
Nicole Krauss: Forrest Dark
Sebastian Barry: Days Without End
Lidia Yuknavitch: The Power
Joanne Harris: Gentlemen and Players
Julian Barnes: The Noise of Time
Colson Whitehead: The Underground Railroad
Donna Tartt: The Goldfinch
Margaret Atwood: Hag-Seed
Karen Jay Fowler: We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
Adam Biles: Feeding Time
Rabih Alameddine: An Unnecessary Woman
Tsitsi Dangarembga: Nervous Conditions
Ali Smith: How To Be Both
Paul Beatty: The Sellout
Paula Hawkins: The Girl on the Train
Graeme Macrae Burnet: His Bloody Project
Kazuo Ishiguro: The Buried Giant
Rachel Joyce: The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry
Adam Johnson: Parasites Like Us
Nicole Krauss: The History of Love
Anne Tyler: A Spool of Blue Thread
Bernadine Evaristo: Blonde Roots
Naomi J. Williams: Landfalls
Sunjeev Sahota: The Year of the Runaways
Miranda July: The First Bad Man
Claire Fuller: Our Endless Numbered Days
Anthony Doerr: All the Light We Cannot See
Emma Healey: Elizabeth Is Missing
Ian McEwan: The Children Act
Junot Díaz: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Americanah: A Novel
Joshua Ferris: To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
Neil Gaiman: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
M. R. Carey: The Girl with All the Gifts
Bret Anthony Johnston: Remember Me Like This
Susanna Clarke: Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell
Andrew O'Hagan: The Life and Opinions of Maf the Dog, and of his Friend Marilyn Monroe
Ruth Ozeki: A Tale for the Time Being
Salman Rushdie: The Enchantress of Florence
Patrick Ness: The Crane Wife
Lauren Groff: Arcadia
Eleanor Catton: The Rehearsal
Stevie Davies: Awakening
Carol Anshaw: Carry The One
Daniel Woodrell: The Maid's Version
A.M. Homes: May We Be Forgiven
Toni Morrison: Home
Gillian Flynn: Gone Girl
Aravind Adiga: The White Tiger
Elizabeth Strout: Olive Kitteridge
Ben Fountain: Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
China Miéville: The City and the City
Patrick deWitt: The Sisters Brothers
Michel Faber: The Crimson Petal and the White
Amy Waldman: The Submission
Miriam Toews: Irma Voth
David Nicholls: One Day
Colum McCann: Let the Great World Spin
Michael Chabon: The Yiddish Policemen's Union
Andrew Miller: Pure
Jennifer Egan: A Visit from the Goon Squad
Emma Tennant: The Ballad of Sylvia and Ted
Stephen Kelman: Pigeon English
Ann Patchett: Bel Canto
Jane Gardam: Old Filth
Austin Wright: Tony & Susan
Dara Horn: The World To Come
Siri Hustvedt: The Summer Without Men
Åsne Seierstad: The Bookseller of Kabul
Kathryn Stockett: The Help
Daniel Woodrell: Winter's Bone
Kei Miller: The Last Warner Woman
Sebastian Faulks: Birdsong
Ian McEwan: Solar
Tash Aw: Map of the Invisible World
Marilynne Robinson: Gilead
Caryl Phillips: Cambridge
Fay Weldon: The Stepmother's Diary
Nicholas Baker: A Box of Matches
Audrey Niffenegger: The Time Traveler's Wife
Alan Bennett: The Uncommon Reader
Philip Pullman: His Dark Materials
Michel Faber: Under The Skin
John Burnside: The Devil's Footprints
David Mitchell: Cloud Atlas
Lloyd Jones: Mr Pip
Douglas Coupland: The Gum Thief
Graham Swift: The Light of Day
Gail Jones: Sorry
Iain Banks: The Crow Road
Anne Enright: Taking Pictures
J. M. Coetzee: Disgrace
Jackie Kay: The Adoption Papers
Paul Auster: New York Trilogy
Martin Amis: House of Meetings
Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie: Half of a Yellow Sun
J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Mordecai Richler: Barney's Version
David Lodge: Author, Author
Julian Barnes: Arthur & George
Vienna Lit (eds): Vienna Views
Marina Lewycka: A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian
Carol Ann Duffy: The World's Wife
Zadie Smith: On Beauty
John Updike: Terrorist
Ali Smith: The Accidental
Mitch Albom: Tuesdays with Morrie
Mitch Albom: The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Nick Hornby: A Long Way Down
Lionel Shriver: We Need To Talk About Kevin
Kate Fox: Watching the English
Kazuo Ishiguro: Never Let Me Go
Jonathan Safran Foer: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: Purple Hibiscus
Ian McEwan: Saturday
Jasper Fforde: The Eyre Affair
Andrea Levy: Small Island
  
 
 
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