The Alumni Network Blog

The latest from the Alumni Network at Lund University

The Alumni Network Book Club 2023

Book Club Summer

This summer, we invite all our alumni to join the Alumni Network’s fantastic book club in which literature-lovers can spend the summer reading books by three of our alumni writers, all of whom have won the August Prize.

Read more about the authors and their featured books

·  Min fröken skall vara ett frimärke by Björn Ranelid

·  Den lodande människan by Patrik Svensson

· Ixelles by Johannes Anyuru

Book pile

If you can’t read Swedish

If your Swedish language skills are not up to the task, have no fear! Several books by the same authors are available in English, such as Patrik Svensson’s international bestseller The Gospel of Eels, Johannes Anyuru’s They Will Drown in Their Mothers’ Tears and Björn Ranelid’s I Gift You My Finest Words. 

You are welcome to read these instead and we invite your questions in English during the author talks this autumn.

Invitations and registration links for the author talks will be sent out by email three weeks prior to each talk. Feel free to contact us at in case you have any questions.

We wish you a lovely, literary summer!