I have just got back to the shop after an Easter weekend in Yorkshire and realise I forgot to post the shortlist before I went. Apologies. This is the shortlist for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize that Boyd Tonkin will be discussing at his talk here on 2nd May at 6pm:
Voiceover by Celine Curiol, translated by Sam Richard from the French (Faber)
Beijing Coma by Ma Jian, translated by Flora Drew from the Chinese (Chatto)
The Siege by Ismail Kadare, translated by David Bellos from the Albanian (Canongate)
The Armies by Evelio Rosero, translated by Anne McLean from the Spanish (MacLehose Press)
The Informers by Juan Gabriel Vasquez, translated by Anne McLean from the Spanish (Bloomsbury)
Friendly Fire by A B Yehoshua, translated by Stuart Schoffman from the Hebrew (Halban).
There are still a few places left for the talk. I hope that anyone planning to come will read at least one of the shortlist! They are all available here.
The awards ceremony will take place at Tate Britain on 14 May, with the winning author and translator receiving £5,000 each. The prize is supported by Arts Council England with Champagne Taittinger.
Welcome to The Woodstock Bookshop
The shop opened in May 2008 and is on the main road in Woodstock, just next to the bus stop. We can supply most books to order by the next day and have several thousand books in stock: to order books ring or email the shop. We have a large selection of children's books and are happy to advise and recommend. We can also supply second-hand and out-of-print titles. We offer discounts for school orders and for book clubs and have a free local delivery service.
We were on the regional shortlist for Independent Bookshop of the Year in 2009, 2013 and 2017, and listed in the Independent's Top 50 UK Bookshops.
Two monthly book groups take place at the bookshop - a poetry group, initially formed to read collections submitted for the annual T S Eliot Prize and now following a slightly wider brief; and a book group focusing more on fiction. Both are open to everyone but occasionally space is limited - please contact us for details.
We hold a series of informal talks and readings throughout the year. If you buy any book at the talk the cost of the ticket will be deducted. Please ring or email to book a place - early booking advisable.
WOODSTOCK POETRY FESTIVAL
This year (November 9-11) is the 7th Woodstock Poetry Festival - organised entirely by the bookshop. Full details soon.
The Woodstock Literature Society also holds an excellent series of monthly talks - do visit their website for further details.