Peirene Supper Club: An Intimate Supper Club with Aki Ollikainen, author of White Hunger

27/02/2015 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

You are invited to join an award-winning author for an evening of delicious food, good conversation and great literature in the exclusive setting of Book and Kitchen on the All Saints Road in Notting Hill.

The Peirene Supper Club is an intimate dinner for 16, providing you with exclusive and personal access to the great minds of contemporary European literature. Dinner will be served at 7.30 pm in the lower ground floor of Book and Kitchen and a welcome drink at 7 pm on the ground floor.

Ticket price includes dinner, half a bottle of wine and a copy of White Hunger. For vegetarian options please contact with details once booking is confirmed.


Starters (Sharing Plates): TBC (2 variations); (Vegetarian Option available)
Main: TBC
Dessert: TBC
Drinks: Half a bottle of wine per guest (Boutique Lebanese wine); Coffee and Tea


What does it take to survive? The extraordinary Finnish novella that has taken the Nordic literary scene by storm.
1867: a year of devastating famine in Finland. Marja, a farmer’s wife from the north, sets off on foot through the snow with her two young children. Their goal: St Petersburg, where people say there is bread. Others are also heading south, just as desperate to survive. Ruuni, a boy she meets, seems trustworthy. But can anyone really help?

Why Peirene chose to publish this book
‘Like Cormac McCarthy’s The Road, this apocalyptic story deals with the human will to survive. And let me be honest: There will come a point in this book where you can take no more of the snow-covered desolation. But then the first rays of spring sun appear and our belief in the human spirit revives. A stunning tale.’ Meike Ziervogel.

Translated from the Finnish by Emily Jeremiah and Fleur Jeremiah.

aki ollikainenAki Ollikainen, born in 1973, has taken the Finnish literary scene by storm with his extraordinarily accomplished debut novel White Hunger. The book won all the major Finnish prizes. Aki Ollikainen studied social policy and is a professional photographer. He lives in Kolari in northern Finland, where he works as a reporter for a local newspaper. His second novel will be published in spring 2015.