The Gallic Book Club
With so many of us working from home and stuck inside (including us here at Gallic Books), we’re all looking for new ways to get together. So we’ve created a little something to help us celebrate books in a different way.
The Gallic Book Club is an online get-together that will be hosted on Zoom. We are starting out with two of our own titles, a new release and an old favourite, and will go from there choosing French translations that we love and want to share. Our sessions will take place on alternate Wednesdays, from 20.00-21.00. We will be reading and discussing the titles listed below.
To register for the book club, please complete the form here. Signing up means you will be sent information about each meeting and receive the link to join the session when it begins. Please note that Zoom requires you to use your computer’s webcam and microphone, and we will be on camera. It is fairly simple to use, but do contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any trouble at all.
The Gallic Book Club Reading List:
22 April – Wild Dog by Serge Joncour (tr. Jane Aitken and Polly Mackintosh) with co-translator Polly Mackintosh
06 May – The President’s Hat by Antoine Laurain (tr. Aitken, Boyce & Rogers Lalaurie) with co-translator Louise Rogers Lalaurie
20 May – Faces on the Tip of my Tongue by Emmanuelle Pagano (tr. Sophie Lewis and Jennifer Higgins)
03 June – The Years by Annie Ernaux (tr. Alison L. Strayer)
Please do join us for one or all of the sessions. Get glitzed up with a glass of wine or join us in your jammies with a chamomile tea. All are welcome, we just ask that you’ve read (or almost finished) the book and are prepared to come and chat about it. See you there!