Upcoming Publishing Events
By Sophie Dickinson, Kellie Smith and Erin
Race and Responsibility in Translation
20 July, 11:30–12:30 p.m.
In this online event run by the British Centre for Literary Translation, join Kaiama Glover and Barbara Ofosu-Somuah as they discuss how translation functions as a mode of racialized narrative and therefore demands an ethics of care that implicates the writer, the translator, the publisher and the audience. For more information and to register for this free event, click here.
Gower St New Voices: Danielle Pender in Conversation with Sirin Kale
21 July, 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Waterstones, London - Gower Street
Watching Women and Girls is Danielle Pender’s new release, focusing on how women and girls are looked at, look at themselves and at one another and how living as an object shapes their passions, fears and joys. Sirin Kale is a feature writer for the Guardian, shortlisted for the Orwell Prize and winner of a British Journalism award in 2021. Join Danielle Pender in conversation with Sirin Kale at Waterstones Gower Street to discuss her debut collection of short stories.For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Sangham Festival – Into the Wilds Anthology
21 July, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Festival Hub, The Piazza, Huddersfield
If you’re interested in stories by British South Asian voices – or a writer yourself – this is the event for you.
In addition to introducing their debut collection of writing, Into the Wilds, Sara Razzaq and Habiba Desai of Fox & Windmill Publishers will discuss what inspired them to found their publishing house for British authors with South Asian ancestry. Additionally, there will be readings from the anthology's contributors, followed by a Q&A.
The first of its kind, Fox & Windmill is an independent publisher with headquarters in Bradford that specialises in publishing British South Asian authors' works of fantasy, science fiction, young adult and literary fiction. They have received nominations for the British Muslim Awards and The Bookseller FutureBook Awards since their 2021 launch. Tickets to the event are free, but booking is recommended (which you can do here).
Humber Speculative Fiction – With Susan Oke and Carl F. Northwood
24 July, 5:30–9:00 p.m.
The Kings Head, Beverley
A celebration of speculative fiction in all its forms is coming back to Beverley!
The social event helps readers celebrate their favourite writers, find new books to read and connect with people who have similar interests, all while promoting the genre.
The informal gathering, sponsored by The British Science Fiction Association and The British Fantasy Society, will take place at The Kings Head in Saturday Market and showcase a wealth of local talent.
Their guests will be Science Fiction and Fantasy editor and author Susan Oke and fantasy author Carl F. Northwood. Both writers are based in the East Riding and will be reading from their work and answering questions.
Fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror genres can register for the free event here, and food and drink will be available to purchase from the bar throughout the evening.
Publishing Pathways with Chicken House Books and Bookbag (online)
25 July, 6:00 p.m.
As part of Devon’s Business and IP Centre’s Art of Business programme, in association with Exeter UNESCO City of Literature, this online event is ideal for students or career changers interested in the publishing sector.
Join Kesia Lupo, Senior Editor at Chicken House, alongside Charlie Richards of Bookbag, to explore the different ways in which you can work with books from editorial to bookselling, sales and marketing, or production and design.
For more information and to register for this free event, click here.
MILK TEETH - Jessica Andrews in Conversation with Lara Williams
26 July, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Bank, 57 Mosley Street
Join Blackwell’s Manchester and The Portico Library as they host the Manchester launch of MILK TEETH, Jessica Andrew’s eagerly anticipated second novel. MILK TEETH follows the adolescence of a girl from north-east England as she fights to create her own life across London and Paris. Jessica Andrews writes for the Guardian, the Independent and ELLE, among others. She will be in conversation with Lara Williams, author of Treats and Supper Club, named Book of the Year 2019 by TIME and Vogue. For more information and tickets, click here.
An Evening with Jessie Burton
27 July, 6:30 p.m.
Join Jessie Burton in Waterstones Canterbury as she launches The House of Fortune, the sequel to her bestselling novel, The Miniaturist. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Janice Hallett and TM Logan at Waterstones Nottingham
28 July, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
If you love reading thrillers and crime, then you won't want to miss the bestselling author of The Twyford Code, Janice Hallet, in conversation with local Nottingham crime writer, TM Logan, as they both launch their respective books. You'll also get exclusive access to Logan's The Curfew, a week before its publication.For more information and prices, click here.