Peter Buwalda discusses his award winning novel ‘Bonita Avenue’ in London

bulwaldahimselfOn Tuesday 8th April 2014, 7-9 pm, Dutch author and journalist Peter Buwalda will be discussing his blockbusting debut at the Brick Lane Bookshop, with author and journalist Anita Sethi. A book-signing and wine reception to follow.
To book a ticket please contact Kalina:
Phone: 020-7247 0216
Brick Lane bookshop, 166 Brick Lane E1 6RU

Peter will also be appearing at Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday, 9 April 2014 at 7.00 pm. This event is free, but please reserve your place by contacting or the store on 020-7851 2400

Bonita Avenue by Peter Buwalda (trans. Jonthan Reeder)

  • “The Dutch answer to Jonathan Franzen” NRC Handelsblad
  • “The narrative pyrotechnics alone are a tour de force…” Die Zeit
  • “Puts the reader in a headlock and drags them from climax to climax…” AKO Literature Prize jury
  • “The strongest debut in years” Vrij Nederland

bookcoverbuwaldaAn instant success upon its first publication in Holland, Bonita Avenue achieved sensational literary acclaim. This triple-award winning debut sold more than 300,000 copies, shot to the top of the bestseller lists, remained there for a year, and has been optioned for a TV series. Now, Pushkin Press are delighted to announce the first English translation of this outstanding novel, published in April 2014

Professor Siem Sigerius-maths genius, jazz lover, judo champion and Renaissance man.
When Aaron, an insecure, underachieving photographer, meets his girlfriend Joni’s family for the first time, her multitalented father could hardly be a more intimidating figure. But Aaron somehow bluffs his way into a close friendship with the paterfamilias: with his feet under the table at the ravishing Sigerius farmhouse, Aaron feels part of a perfect family. Until, that is, things start to fall apart….