The Lit Salon Book Club

Book Art/Blondinrikard Fröberg

The London Lit Salon Book Club is an ongoing monthly book discussion group in South London that reads the finest 20th and 21st century literature from around the world (with the occasional classic thrown in the mix for good measure).

The Book Club’s monthly schedule offers the same serious discussion and professional facilitation as the Salon’s other studies, while providing the opportunity to explore a world of literature for which we might not offer one of our multi-week, in-depth studies. Like all books we read at the Lit Salon, the book club selections speak to basic and enduring questions of what it means to be human.

The Lit Salon Book Club meets on Sunday evenings from 6:30pm – 8:30pm in the comfortable West Norwood (SE27) bungalow of our discussion facilitator Mark Cwik. Meetings for 2018/19 are scheduled for:

October 2018 — William Trevor’s Two Lives: Reading Turgenev and My House in Umbria.

November 2018 — Michael Ondaatje’s Warlight

January 2019 — Olga Tokarczuk’s Flights

February 2019 — Sjón’s The Blue Fox

March 2019 — Cormac McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses

April 2019 — Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita

April 2019 — Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go

May 2019 —  Paul Auster’s The Music of Chance

July 2019 — Bridget Collins’ The Binding

August 2019 — Tessa Hadley’s Late in the Day


(If you are interested in participating but cannot attend on these dates, please email facilitator Mark Cwik to let us know of your availability.)

Registration for the Lit Salon Book Club is in six-month subscriptions of £90. You can also try us out with a one-month payment of £15.

SPECIAL OFFER: if you’ve not attended before but would like to try us out, we invite you to attend your first meeting free of charge. Please email facilitator Mark Cwik to RSVP and we’ll provide you with location info.

With our friendly atmosphere of collaborative inquiry, high quality and challenging readings, professional facilitation and focused discussions, we are confident in calling the Lit Salon Book Club the best book discussion group in London.


  • Facilitated by Mark Cwik
  • Sunday evenings
  • Ongoing monthly study
  • Meetings in South London (West Norwood SE27)
  • £15 per month, registration in six-month subscriptions, or as one-month trial.

If you would like to request this study or have any questions about it, please contact us.


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August 18, 2018