Two London events with Norwegian author Gøhril Gabrielsen

Gøhril Gabrielsen, Norwegian author of The Looking-Glass Sisters (Peirene Press), will be coming to London this month for two events:


Friday 11 September at 7pm

Peirene Supper Club @ Book and Kitchen, 31 All Saints Road, London W11 1HE

An evening of delicious food, good conversation and great literature in the exclusive setting of Book and Kitchen on the All Saints Road in Notting Hill.

The Peirene Supper Club is an intimate dinner for 16, providing you with exclusive and personal access to the great minds of contemporary European literature.

Tickets are £45 per person and include dinner, half a bottle of wine and a copy of the book.

For more details and to book, visit:


Saturday 12 September at 7.30pm

Peirene Literary Salon @ Peirene Premises, 17 Cheverton Road, London N19 3BB

The Peirene Salon is an evening of literature, conversation, buffet dinner and wine at the publisher’s house in North London.

Gøhril Gabrielsen will be in conversation with translator and writer Daniel Hahn.

Tickets are £25 (£15 for Peirene subscribers) and are available here:



A tragic love story about two sisters who cannot live with or without each other.

Far out on the plains of northern Norway stands a house. It belongs to two middle-aged sisters. They seldom venture out and nobody visits. The older needs nursing and the younger keeps house. Then, one day, a man arrives…

Why Peirene chose to publish this book: ‘This is a tragedy about a woman who yearns for love but ends up in a painfully destructive conflict with her sister. It is also a story about loneliness – both geographical and psychological. Facing the prospect of a life without love, we fall back into isolating delusions at exactly the moment when we need to connect.”

Meike Ziervogel, Publisher

Gøhril Gabrielsen – born in 1961, grew up in Finnmark, the northernmost county in Norway, and currently lives in Oslo. She won Aschehoug’s First Book Award for her 2006 novel Unevnelige hendelser (Unspeakable Events), and was the recipient of the 2010 Tanum Scholarship for Women. Since the publication of her debut novel she has brought out two further books to great acclaim in her native Norway, Svimlende muligheter, ingen frykt (The Looking-Glass Sisters) and Skadedyr (Vermin). Her fourth novel is due out in 2015.

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