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The successful BOZAR BOOK CLUB is heading into its second season. Once a month, book-lovers spend an evening talking about a book under the expert guidance of a well-known author. This season sees the launch of a new English-language BOOK CLUB, alongside the existing Dutch- and French-language versions. Join in as we listen to extracts and discuss a series of much-talked-about and stimulating novels, essays, and poetry compilations. Whether you have read the book in advance (always a good idea) or not (take your chances), you are sure to learn something! If you can understand the moderator's language, you are welcome to come along, even if you don't speak it.

The English-language BOOK CLUB is run by Lila Azam Zanganeh. Last season she led its French-language counterpart with verve. A Parisienne with Iranian roots, she lives in New York and writes in English. She has taught both literature and cinema at Harvard and has written for Le Monde and The New York Times, among other publications. Her first book, The Enchanter, about Nabokov and happiness, was published in 2011 and won praise from Orhan Pamuk and Salman Rushdie.

Stefan Hertmans leads the Dutch-language version of the BOOK CLUB. Hertmans is not only one of the leading writers in Flanders; he spent years lecturing in literature and textual analysis, teaching generations of students to read and to think about artistic and social issues.

The young Belgian writer Grégoire Polet is the new linchpin of the French-language version of the BOZAR BOOK CLUB. Following the success of his first novel, Madrid ne dort pas (published in 2005), Polet has become established as one of the key figures of literature in French. Gallimard has published a number of his works and he has won a number of awards, including the Prix Fénéon for Leurs vies éclatantes.

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