The first Europa Book Club is here!
In May 2020, Europa Editions launched its first virtual book club. Each month, we will be reading a different Europa title—from new releases, to classics, to hidden gems. Read with us as we explore together the best of international literature!
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You can read at your own pace, or follow our suggested reading schedule. Check-in with us as you read, sending any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the hashtag #EuropaBookClub on social media!
At the end of month, join us for a virtual discussion of the book with authors, translators, booksellers, and special guests.
Our selection for October 2020 is Shadowplay by Joseph O’Connor!
Set during the golden age of West End theater in a London shaken by the crimes of Jack the Ripper, Shadowplay is a gripping novel of love, celebrity, and ambition. Bram Stoker’s extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum Theatre, his early morning walks on the streets of a London terrorized by a serial killer, his long, tempestuous relationship with Henry Irving, and the closeness he finds with Ellen Terry, inspire a novel that will become the most iconic and best-selling supernatural tale ever published, Dracula.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
“Subtly drawn and intensely affecting... recalls, in its effortless grace, those 19th-century novels that made readers of us all.”—Anna Mundow, Wall Street Journal
“Funny, smart, tender, and wise.”—Colum McCann, award-winning author of Apeirogon
“A marvelous novel... Magnificent.”—Financial Times
Suggested reading schedule
Week of October 5: pgs. 1-96
Week of October 12: pgs. 97-192
Week of October 19: pgs. 193-288
Week of October 26: pgs. 289-383
November 2020: All God’s Children by Aaron Gwyn