Wow, it’s been a bit of litany of You Reviews here on the blog, lately, no? Not that I don’t love them, but a bit of flavor is generally not a bad thing. So here is an extremely tardy Round-Up, for your viewing pleasure.
March 14th – March 24th: The National Bookweek! See the official site for all the activities that are planned around the country (site is in Dutch). Also, we cannot give away the free Bookweek Gift (Boekenweekgeschenk), since we don’t sell books in Dutch. Sorry, folks!
As posted on this very blog last month, former Ambassador-at-Large for War Crimes Issues David Scheffer will visit the ABC Treehut in The Hague to present his book All the Missing Souls: A Personal History of the War Crimes Tribunals. There is a lot of interest for this event (not entirely surprising, of course, what with it being in the City of Justice)(and Tribunals) so if you still want to go, please reserve as soon as possible!
March 15th: Author Adam Johnson comes to The Hague at the invitation of Borderkitchen to present the Dutch translation of his bestseller The Orphan Master’s Son. Please check their website for more information.
March 25th: American novelist Kathy Keller will be promoting her second novel, Chapter Closed, at the ABC Treehut in The Hague. During the afternoon there will be several short interviews followed by Q & A sessions every hour, on the hour, and Ms. Keller’s first book, The Butterfly Clinic, will be printed on the EBM as well. For more information, please see the Treehut website.
April 2nd: Author Walter Isaacson visits the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam to promote his book Steve Jobs. The event is sold out already, but check their website if there is a waiting list if you are still keen.
During the Amsterdamse Boekennacht, meet Jennifer Steil, who will be presenting her book The Woman Who Fell From the Sky: An American Woman’s Adventures in the Oldest City on Earth, about her time in Yemen, at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam. For more information, please check the Treehouse website. Author Reif Larsen will be visiting the Treehouse, too, to talk about visual storytelling as seduction (and if you’ve read his book The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet you will know he knows what he’s talking about). Kathy Keller will visit the Amsterdam store to present her second book Chapter Closed on this night. There will be a detailed post on all the Boekennacht activities at ABC posted soon!
April 14th: Author Siobhan Wall visits the Amsterdam store to launch her book Quiet Amsterdam, a city guide that highlights the rarely seen treasures of our capital. A proper post will be up on the blog soon, but please check the Events Calender for details in the meantime.
April 20th: Author Maggie Myklebust presents her memoir Fly Away Home at the ABC Treehut in The Hague, hosted by Summertime Publishing. There will be musical entertainment, readings, and time for Q&A with the author. For more information, please see the Treehut website.
April 24th: Author Patrick DeWitt visits Amsterdam at the invitation of the John Adams Institute to present his 2011 Man Booker shortlisted novel The Sisters Brothers. Check their website for more information.
April 27th: If you missed him in Amsterdam on the 13th, never fear: Reif Larsen will hold a talk at the ABC Treehut in The Hague on the 27th, too. A separate post with details will be posted soon.