Upcoming Publishing Events
By Sophie Dickinson, Erin Evett and Sabeehah Saleq
Panel Event – Meet Elaine Canning and Carly Reagon
10 November, 7:30 p.m.
Join Elaine Canning and Carly Reagon in Waterstones, Swansea as they discuss their new novels with fellow author and publisher Rebecca F. John. Canning’s new novel The Sandstone City focuses on decisions and their consequences against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War and modern day Belfast. Reagon’s novel The Toll House is a ghost story which promises to be a brilliant yet chilling read. Rebecca F. John is also an author and has recently started her own publishing company Aderyn Press. If you have any questions about writing books or publishing, this event is perfect for you. For more information and to reserve a seat, click here.
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan in conversation with Juno Dawson
11 November, 7:30 p.m.
Waterstones, Conway Hall
Join bestselling authors Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan in conversation with Juno Dawson as they discuss their new novel Mad Honey.
Mad Honey is a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and risks we take in order to become ourselves. This compelling and challenging novel will start necessary conversations around authenticity, identity and gender. Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-five novels, including My Sisters Keeper and Small Great Things, with her last twelve books debuting at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. Jennifer Finney Boylan is the author of numerous works of fiction and non-fiction, including the seminal She's Not There: A Life in Two Genders, the first best-selling work by a transgender American. The two will be in conversation with Juno Dawson, bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist and columnist for Attitude Magazine. This impressive line-up is not to be missed. More information and tickets can be found here.
An Evening with C.J. Tudor & Matt Wesolowski
12 November 7:00 p.m.
Join C.J. Tudor and Matt Wesolowski in Waterstones, Harrogate as they discuss their new crime thrillers. Tudor’s collection of eleven macabre tales A Sliver of Darkness includes spine-chilling tales of survivors washed up on a desert island, a murderer who befriends a young girl and other eerie events in eerie settings. Wesolowski’s novel Deity also promises to bring the crime genre to new heights. It follows the gruesome murder of a disgraced popstar with six witnesses, but whose story is true? After the discussion, there will be a Q&A with a book signing. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
AIM Literary Festival: Convergence
18 November, 10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The Nehru Centre, London
Join the 'Convergence' session of the AIM Literary Festival to focus on diversity in publishing. The AIM festival runs for an entire day and welcomes storytellers of all ages to network amongst businesses, authors and people who are all an integral part of this dynamic industry. Speakers include Sweet Cherry Publishing, Dr Anamik Saha, and various authors throughout the day. The Convergence session will be a highlight for those interested in the publishing industry, with a panel discussion with Dr Anamik Saha on diversity and changing the dynamics of the publishing industry. It’s free to reserve a place and more information can be found here.
Malorie Blackman – Just Sayin’: My Life in Words
15 October – 23 November
Malorie Blackman is a prolific writer whose works have had a deeply profound impact on British literature and shaped the lives of a generation. So many of us grew up feeling moved, inspired and transformed by the Noughts and Crosses series. Now, you have the chance to hear directly from the author herself as she takes part in this series of exciting live events to discuss her highly anticipated autobiography Just Sayin’. You will get to hear from the master of storytelling as she tells you the story of her own life and shares what inspired her famous books. The series of live events started from 15 October at Cheltenham Literature Festival and will carry on until 23 November at the British Library. As if this all wasn’t exciting enough, if you attend the event at the Southbank Centre, you will be lucky enough to hear Malorie in conversation with Candice Braithwaite. This is truly an incredible chance to hear from one of Britain’s most impactful and important writers, so don’t miss out! You can see the full list of dates and get tickets here.