Upcoming Publishing Events
By Maria Sadek, Erin Evett and Natalie Beckett
In Conversation with Costanza Casati and Elodie Harper
02 March 2023, 6:30 p.m.
Waterstones Piccadilly, London
Celebrate World Book Day 2023 by meeting talented authors Costanza Casati and Elodie Harper. Casati will be discussing her debut novel Clytemnestra which focuses on the life and motivations of one of Greek mythology’s most infamous female characters. Reimagined and reinterpreted, Clytemnestra compels us to see her in a new light and as a mighty woman forced into doing the most terrible wrongs. Casati will be in conversation with Elodie Harper, author of the bestselling The Wolf Den trilogy. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Sophie Mackintosh & Rebecca Watson: Cursed Bread
02 March 2023, 7:00 p.m.
London Review Bookshop, London
Author Sophie Mackintosh will be discussing her new novel Cursed Bread with Rebecca Watson, author of Little Scratch, at the London Review Bookshop. Mackintosh is the author of three novels, one of which was longlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Her new novel is based on the true story of an unsolved mystery in a small village community that is upturned by the arrival of a glamorous couple. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Reading The Book of Eve: An Evening with Meg Clothier
03 March 2023, 6:00–7:30 p.m.
Join Meg Clothier to celebrate Women’s History Month as she discusses her novel The Book of Eve. It is darkly captivating and introduces us to a book with the power to transform women’s lives, inspired by the real-life late-medieval Voynich manuscript. Clothier will be in conversation with Amy Crawford, who worked as Associate Lecturer in English Literature and Critical Theory. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
OK Translator: Chicanes with Clara Schulmann, Lauren Elkin, Sophie Lewis and Naima Rashid
06 March 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Foyles Charing Cross Road, London
Join Clara Schulmann as she discusses her novel Chicanes with three of the translators she collaborated with on this masterpiece of English poly-translation. Not only will this talk and Q&A explore Schulmann’s study of the female voice and consciousness within the novel, but it will also highlight the importance of translating books and the process behind such work. This collaboration between a talented author and eight skilled female translators has resulted in a beautiful and original book that should not be overlooked! To find out more and to buy tickets, click here.
BookBar Spring Sessions with Santanu Bhattacharya on One Small Voice
06 March 2023, 7:00 p.m.
Join Santanu Bhattacharya as he celebrates his debut novel. One Small Voice is a striking coming-of-age story about a young man called Shubhankar who is haunted by a terrible act of mob violence he witnessed at age ten. Santanu Bhattacharya was named one of The Observer’s Best New Voices of 2023 and has been called a “born storyteller” by Max Porter. His debut is one of the most anticipated reads of 2023. For more information, click here.
A Night with Jessie Burton, Fane Productions
6 March 2023, 6:30 p.m.
Watch the internationally bestselling author Jessie Burton at this live event and celebrate the paperback publication of Medusa. Burton is the author of four novels, two of which were Sunday Times number one bestsellers. During this Fane Productions event, she will be discussing her latest book Medusa, a fascinating retelling of the Greek myth that illuminates the woman behind the legend. The event will be broadcast on the 06 March, but will be available to view up to two weeks after the event has ended. For more information, click here.
Book Launch: Milk by Alice Kinsella
09 March 2023, 6 p.m.
Join Alice Kinsella as she launches her novel Milk. It focuses on the ups and downs of motherhood and pregnancy, as Kinsella begins to unravel what the experience means not only to her, but to generations of women who have come before. Not only does it reflect the intensity of emotions surrounding having a child itself, but Kinsella also looks more broadly at what it means to be a mother in the wider political context of Ireland. For more information, click here.
An Afternoon with Bonnie Garmus
10 March 2023, 12:30 p.m.
Join Bonnie Garmus as she discusses the novel that put her name on the map, Lessons in Chemistry. As the winner of Waterstones Debut Fiction Prize 2022 and the reigning Author of the Year, this event is not to be missed! At this afternoon talk, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the process of writing a debut novel and how to be noticed by publishers, which will provide an interesting perspective on the publishing industry. The book itself follows an unconventional and quirky female scientist in the early 1960s that questions the status quo and gender norms, creating a romance book unlike many others. For more information and to buy tickets, click here.