By Maria Sadek
An Evening with Claire North, Waterstones Nottingham
13 September, 6:30pm
Fans of Greek mythology retellings cannot miss this exciting opportunity to meet and speak to renowned author, Claire North, as she discusses her new novel, House of Odysseus. The novel follows Penelope of Ithaca, the wife of Odysseus, as she maintains a delicate balance of power on the island whilst her husband is away at the war with Troy. However, this is threatened when Orestes, King of Mycenae, threatens her reign. To book your tickets for this exciting event, click here.
The Same Country by Carole Burns Book Launch, Waterstones Leadenhall Market
13 September, 6:30pm
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to attend a book launch in the heart of the City of London as Legend Press celebrates the launch of Carole Burns’ new book, The Same Country. This debut novel is the powerful story of family, friendship and the risks taken to preserve these relationships. The opening excerpt has already been shortlisted for The Masters Review’s Novel Excerpt Contest, so this is an event that cannot be missed! To reserve your ticket to this exciting event, click here.
An Evening with Lemn Sissay, First Street, Manchester
16 September, 7:30pm
As part of the Manchester Literature Festival, join performer Lemn Sissay as he discusses his new poetry collection entitled Let the Light Pour In. As part of his daily routine, BAFTA-nominated Sissay will write a short poem every morning to exercise his brain and connect to his mind. This new collection is an exuberant, heart-warming anthology of these poems set to both inspire and entertain its audience. To book your tickets to this exciting event, which will kickstart the beginning of the Manchester Literature Festival, click here.
Steve Backshall in Conversation, Waterstones Piccadilly
21 September, 6:30pm
Join Steve Backshall as he discusses his new publication, Deep Blue: My Ocean Journeys, a volume that explores the nature writer, adventurer and TV personality’s discoveries of the ocean. This love letter to the sea captures Backshall’s vast knowledge and passion for nature and operates as a travel log, scientific study and warning about our environment if change is not enacted to curb the damage. To learn more about this exciting event and book signing, or to buy tickets, click here.
An Evening with Tom Holland, Waterstones Bristol
21 September, 7pm
Fans of The Rest is History podcast cannot miss this exciting event in Bristol, where acclaimed historian Tom Holland will be discussing the third and final book in his series on the Roman Empire, Pax. Following on from Rubicon and Dynasty, this final instalment will explore ancient wonders such as Pompeii, Hadrian’s Wall and the spread of Christianity across the classical world. To find out more information, click here.
An Afternoon with Kate Sawyer and Ania Bas, Heath Bookshop, Birmingham
23 September, 4:30pm
Join Kate Sawyer as she discusses her new novel This Family alongside Ania Bas and her book Odd Hours. Sawyer has previously worked as an actor and producer before turning to writing. Her debut novel The Stranding was shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and won the East Anglian fiction prize. This Family is her second novel and has already been received well critically since its release in May. Bas’ background as an artist serves as a contrast to Sawyer, and her novel Odd Hours is her debut that has been gaining acclaim since last year. Both of these women will be discussing their backgrounds and their writing before answering any questions, so to make sure you do not miss out, click here to book your tickets.
An Evening with Michael Palin, Ely Cathedral, Cambridgeshire
25 September, 7:30pm
Join Penguin Random House for this exciting event with renowned actor and writer Michael Palin as he discusses his new book, Great-Uncle Harry: A Tale of War and Empire. This utterly compelling book blends biography, history and memoir as Palin brings the reader along a journey of self-discovery as he explores the life of his great-uncle who died in the Battle of the Somme in 1916. Palin tells the story of how he used archives, diaries, photographs, as well as old-fashioned detective work, to discover the story of his great-uncle Harry. This event is the first in a series of book talks Palin is giving across the country, so don’t worry if you cannot make this event in Cambridgeshire! To book your tickets, or to find out more information about the other venues Palin will be visiting, click here.