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Set 20, 2006, 3:40 pm

Anyone interested in starting a topic where we post up-coming author events that we have heard about?

And to start it off - is anyone going to see Neil Gaiman ?

Blackwell present: An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Monday 25th of September, 7pm
Logan Hall
Institue of Education
20 Bedford Way

Set 21, 2006, 8:59 am

I think it's a great idea. I went to a talk by Nick Hornby (and others) last night at Foyles and it was terrific. It kept us talking for hours afterwards.

Out 22, 2006, 7:28 pm

Foyle's events listings can be found here.

26th Oct - Simon Schama
31st Oct - Simon Barnes and Lynne Truss
31st Oct - Tara McPherson
1st Nov - Ian Rankin (damn - not in town till the next day!)
9th Nov - Geraldine McCaughrean

Nov 1, 2006, 10:50 am

Late the Tate this November has several book related events:
Iain sinclair and Will Self on London: City of Disappearances
Christian Wolmar on Subterrannean London
Peter Bazalgette on The Great Stink


3rd Nov. FREE

Abr 26, 2007, 2:28 pm

Saturday May 19th there is a Readers & Writers Day at Borders, Charing Cross Road. Top names from across the publishing industry including authors, agents, publishers etc as it's the launch of Jane Wenham-Jones's ne book Wannabe A Writer? Authors coming include Katie Fforde, Adele Parks, Mil Millington, Judy Astley, Lesley Cookman, Lynne Barrett-Lee.
It's from 12-4pm and is free

Maio 15, 2007, 5:11 pm

Crockatt & Powell events here:

Mar 15, 2008, 7:17 am

I guess this will be superseded by LT Local now, but I'm going to see Hanif Kureishi talk about his new novel at the Purcell Room in the South Bank Centre on Tuesday.

Jan 5, 2010, 8:42 am

Is there a LT thing local to London? I suppose I haven't looked lately!

Jan 5, 2010, 8:47 am

No, but if you set your location as London, then you'll see nearby events on the home page and on the Local page.

Jan 19, 2011, 5:34 am

Monday 7 February ((Jonathan Kemp)) will be discussing (London Tryptych) at Bethnal Green Library. Enquire at library for details.

Editado: Out 4, 2012, 5:27 am

Tim Butcher on his book Blood River: A Journey to Africa's Broken Heart at Willesden Green Library on 12 October 2012. He's a Telegraph journalist and made this journey that the locals described as a suicide trip!

Ago 28, 2014, 12:34 am

Wimbledon Bookfest is coming up at the beginning of October. Lots of events etc. Highlights include Alan Johnson, Clare Balding, Ian McEwan, Sophie Kinsella. I'm going to several, including a poetry reading by Juliet Stevenson which I'm really looking forward to. You can see full listing here:

Ago 28, 2014, 5:02 am

Oh, great thread - thanks for reviving this!

Ago 30, 2014, 7:51 am

Gosh, I didn't notice when I posted a couple of days back that the thread hadn't been used for nearly two year :) Here's hoping we get postings of lots more author events now that it's active again. So, to kick us off, here's another.

Kate Mosse Talks Taxidermy at the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill

Thursday, 11 September 2014
6.30pm - 9.30pm

Details and tix here:

Ago 30, 2014, 4:08 pm

Here's another great event:

Everything Flows: A Celebration of Vasily Grossman

Vasily Grossman, now widely regarded as the greatest Russian novelist of the 20th century, died 50 years ago this month. The author of the remarkable Everything Flows and Life and Fate (the only manuscript ever to be itself arrested by the Soviet authorities), Grossman was a crucial witness to the multiple horrors of the period. He did not live to see his greatest books published. In a unique evening of readings and discussion, Robert Chandler, Grossman’s finest translator, will report back from the first Grossman conference in Russia and, alongside commentary from historian Antony Beevor and journalist John Lloyd and extracts and stories read by Janet Suzman, will assess Grossman’s extraordinary achievement and his legacy both in Russia and internationally. The evening will be chaired by Gareth Evans.

7 pm on 17 September
London Review Bookshop, 14 Bury Place, London, WC1A 2JL

Set 5, 2014, 3:37 am

A little late, as it's already happening, but I've just discovered Battersea Literary Festival.

I'm going to hear Matt Haig tomorrow night on Satire as Reflection at Battersea Arts Centre. The full programme can be found here:

Set 7, 2014, 1:36 am

I went to the Matt Haig event last night - a bit puzzled about why they choose the title "Satire ads Reflection" but it was a fascinating and every enjoyable evening (incidentally in a lovely venue with a cute bar downstairs which serves coffee till closing time!). Got to meet some fellow bibliophiles, chatter about books, hear Matt speak. He was so engaging and interesting that I bought his latest book while there and got it signed, and then got to have a quick drink with him and couple of others (including Isabel Losada of Battersea Park Road to Enlightenment fame). Really great evening. So now I'm a convert to author events & would encourage others to go. Roll on Wimbledon Bookfest!

Set 9, 2014, 9:50 am

Sounds like a great evening!

Out 17, 2014, 9:26 pm

Hi everyone!

I'm an Australian university student and I'm doing a project on literary festivals. As part of my project, I really want to get to know the reasons why people attend, and what they like and don't like about these festivals, and so I've made an online survey.

If any of you have fifteen or twenty minutes to spare, I would really appreciate it if you would take the survey. It's available here:

If you have any questions or comments, feel free to ask here or shoot me an email at maweb5 at student dot monash dot edu

Thanks :-)

Editado: Out 22, 2014, 11:17 pm

I'd love to meet authors/readers @ my upcoming book signing @ St Paul's Bookshop by Westminster Cathedral. Morpeth Terrace. Victoria, London. SW1P 1EP Crooked Lines has made it to #1 in Inspirational Fiction.

Here's the blurb: On the shores of Lake Michigan, Rebecca Meyer seeks escape. Guilt-ridden over her little sister’s death, she sets her heart on India, a symbol of peace.

Across the ocean in South India, Sagai Raj leaves his tranquil hill station home and impoverished family to answer a higher calling. Pushing through diverse cultural and religious milieus, he labors toward his goals, while wrong turns and bad choices block Rebecca from hers.

Traveling similar paths and bridged across oceans through a priest, the two desire peace and their divine destiny. But vows and blind obedience at all costs must be weighed…and buried memories, unearthed.

Crooked Lines, a beautifully crafted debut novel, threads the lives of two determined souls from different continents and cultures. Compelling characters struggle with spirituality through despair and deceptions in search of truth.

Hope to see you there. ***Free Event*** November 3rd 6:00-8:30pm
St Paul's Bookshop by Westminster Cathedral