Hello Nordic Noir folk! Hope you are all having a good summer, despite the weather. I have been using the rainy evenings to plot a big autumn event to celebrate August Strindberg’s centenary. We’ll be taking over the North Lodge — a small but beautiful exhibition space at the main entrance to the UCL quad — and transforming it into The Red Room, the salon where August Strindberg would meet his friends to discuss politics, art, science and literature (and of course it gave his most famous novel its title: here is a freely available translation from 1913, and here is the new-ish Norvik Press edition). We are looking for people to lead discussions and give bite-sized presentations on any topic. Would any Nordic Noir Book Club members be interested in presenting on their work or interests in The Red Room between 22 September and 21 October? If so, please contact me to discuss further: email@example.com. And please check out the event blog as it develops.