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Brotherly Bonds

Jaap Robben and Jodie Chapman talk to Cathy Rentzenbrink about the powerful brotherly bonds at the heart of their books.

Dutch author Jaap Robben’s portrayal of a 13-year-old left to care for his severely disabled brother in Summer Brother has earned the praise of Hilary Mantel, Elizabeth Strout and The New York Times and seen him longlisted for the 2021 International Booker Prize 2021. Jodie Chapman’s Another Life, selected for BBC Two’s Between the Covers Book Club might have a love story at its heart, but it is the tragic, tender relationship between protagonist Nick and his younger brother Sal that many readers have connected with.

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  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Location: Cheltenham Town Hall, Pillar Room

About the author(s)

Jaap Robben (1984) is a poet, playwright, performer, and acclaimed children’s author. You Have Me to Love, his first novel for adults, has received international glowing reviews and is the winner of the 2014 Dutch Booksellers Award, the Dioraphte Prize, and the ANV Award for best Dutch debut. To date...
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14 Oct