The Publishing Post
Upcoming Publishing Events
By Erin Evett, Maria Sadek and Sophie Dickinson
In Conversation with Emmanuel Asuquo, HarperCollins Offices, London
29 March, 6pm–9pm
Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to visit the HarperCollins Headquarters in London to join Emmanuel Asuquo, a well-known TV Financial Advisor and now author, to discuss his new book Get Your Money Right. This intimate book signing will explore Asuquo’s childhood, his rise in financial advisory and his eventual move to becoming an author, as well as valuable tips and pieces of advice to help you better manage your money in these current times. If you’re a fan of ITV’s This Money, Watchdog, or The Jeremy Vine Show, you may recognise Asuquo for his financial expertise that he often shares on screen and should not pass up this opportunity to learn more about his life and new book. To find out more information, click here.
Talk with Meg Clothier and Book Signing
2 April, 11am
Meet Meg Clothier in Waterstones, Taunton as she discusses and signs copies of her latest book, The Book of Eve. Inspired by the Voynich manuscript, it promises to be an enthralling read with themes of dark academia and feminist historical fiction. Tea and coffee will be available during the event. For more information, click here.
Meet Hayley Morris at Waterstones Manchester Arndale
3 April, 12:30pm–1:30pm
Don’t miss out on the chance to meet TikTok sensation and hilarious comedian Hayley Morris as she signs copies of her bestselling book, Me Vs Brain. Full of cringeworthy but relatable content, Me Vs Brain showcases Morris’ most humiliating moments as a chronic overthinker as she sets out to reassure everyone that they aren’t alone in their most awkward moments. For more information, click here.
Max Porter in Conversation with Matthew Herbert
3 April, 6:30pm
Max Porter will be discussing his latest novel, Shy, which follows a troubled boy who is caught between the ghosts of his past and his uncertain future. He will be in conversation with Matthew Herbert, whose new book, The Music, an Album in Words, is all about the music of our world. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
An Evening with Vaseem Khan, Woking Library
6 April, 6pm
Hosted by Surrey Libraries, join best-selling crime fiction author Vaseem Khan as he discusses his range of fascinating novels. Khan’s important work explores places like 1950s India, just a few years after independence, shining a light on events such as Gandhi’s assassination and depicting a history that is often not explored in books. His series follows Inspector Persis Wadia, India’s first female police detective. The first novel Midnight at Malabar House has won the Crime Writers’ Association Historical Dagger and was shortlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year award. If you are a fan of cryptic puzzles and hidden clues in detective novels, make sure you visit Woking library to learn more about Khan and his work. To buy tickets and to find out more, click here.
An Evening of Retellings: Jennifer Saint and Laura Shepperson
12 April, 6pm–7:30pm
Join Jennifer Saint and Laura Shepperson in Waterstones, Cambridge as they discuss their new Greek mythology retellings. Saint will be talking about Atalanta, a feminist retelling about the only female Argonaut and her adventures, including the famous quest for the Golden Fleece. Shepperson’s new novel, The Heroines, follows Phaedra, wife of Theseus, who accuses her stepson Hippolytus of rape. Both retellings promise to be deeply engaging, raising questions that are still relevant to us today. For more information and ticket prices, click here.
Max Porter Shy with Eliza Clark, Blackwells, Broad Street Oxford
4 April, 7pm–8pm
Max Porter, author of Grief is The Thing With Feathers, joins Eliza Clark, author of Boy Parts, to discuss his new novel, Shy. Shy is a novel about guilt, boyhood, rage and imagination. It focuses on a few strange hours in the life of a troubled teenage boy escaping Last Chance, a home for disturbed young men. Porter is a multiple prize winning author for his previous novels, and Eliza Clark’s next novel, Penance, is due to be published this July. For more information and tickets, click here.
SYP Scotland 2023 Skill Seekers: Navigating the Rollercoaster World of Publishing Conference, Edinburgh Central Hall, and online
1 April, 9am–5pm
Join the Scotland SYP team for their annual spring skillseekers conference! This event is for people working in, or seeking a role in books and magazines. There are various talks throughout the day with topics including professional development, promotions and pay rises, and knowledge sessions on podcasts and audiobooks. Free digital only tickets are available for those who have been impacted by the cost of living crisis or who are from under-represented backgrounds. A full list, and tickets to the event, can be found here.