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Upcoming Publishing Events

By Maria Sadek and Erin Evett

S. A. Cosby and Chris Hammer in Conversation with Harriet Tyce, Waterstones Trafalgar Square

19 July, 7:00 p.m.

If you are a fan of detective fiction, do not miss this exciting opportunity to meet two internationally acclaimed crime authors as they discuss their new novels with Harriet Tyce. S. A. Cosby’s new book, All the Sinners Bleed, follows the first Black sheriff of a county in Virginia whose background in the FBI helps him navigate a series of strange crimes that have plagued his town. Australian novelist Chris Hammer’s new novel, Dead Man’s Creek, follows a detective returning to her hometown as she tries to solve a decade-old cold case. To find out more and to reserve your tickets, click here.

Megan Nolan on Her New Novel, Ordinary Human Failings

20 July, 7:00 p.m.

Join bestselling author, Megan Nolan, as she discusses her new novel Ordinary Human Failings, which has already been named the best book of the year by several outlets, including The Guardian and The Sunday Times. It follows journalist Tom Hargreaves as he hunts down a child-murderer, while also giving the perspective of the Irish family on the receiving end of the tabloids through the complex character Carmel. Nolan’s debut novel, Acts of Desperation, was given the Betty Trask Award, shortlisted for The Sunday Times’ Young Writer of the Year Award and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

Eliza Clark on Her New Novel, Penance

24 July, 7:00 p.m.

Join Eliza Clark, author of the bestselling book Boy Parts, as she celebrates the launch of her new novel, Penance. It promises to be an addictive and chilling read about a murder amongst a group of teenagers the night before the historic Brexit vote. Clark is an up-and-coming talent and was chosen as a finalist for The Women's Prize x Good Housekeeping Futures Award for writers under thirty-five. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

Women, Friendship and Diaspora: Peace Adzo Medie and Onyi Nwabineli in Conversation with Sofia Akel, Waterstones Gower Street

25 July, 6:30 p.m.

Join novelists Peace Adzo Medie and Onyi Nwabineli as they discuss themes of womanhood, friendship and diaspora, which play pivotal parts in both of their new novels, Nightbloom and Someday, Maybe, respectively. Both authors will discuss their explorations of these themes with award-winning cultural historian, creative consultant, writer, host and lecturer specialising in Black British history, Sofia Akel. This is set to be an insightful and exciting event, so to book your tickets click here.

Rough Trade Books’ Fifth Birthday, Foyles Bookshop, 107 Charing Cross Road

26 July, 7:00 p.m.

Join Rough Trade Books and some special guests as they celebrate five years of publishing. Joining the celebration will be Rose Blake, Russell Weekes and Wilfrid Wood, who have all had pamphlets published by Rough Trade Editions. Asking them questions will be Ella Frears, who was shortlisted for the Forward Arts Foundation’s Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection for her work Shine, Darling. Do not miss this exciting evening celebrating publishing by booking your tickets here.

Yomi Adegoke on The List

26 July, 7:00 p.m.

Don’t miss out on the chance to meet Yomi Adegoke, multi-award-winning journalist and author, columnist at The Guardian and British Vogue and is the former host of the Women's Prize for Fiction podcast. She will be discussing her new, topical and witty book, The List. It follows a couple, Ola and Michael, who seem to have it all until one of them is accused of abuse on an anonymous allegations list. After revelations and ultimatums, they realise their lives will never be the same again. For more information and ticket prices, click here.

An Evening with Rob Wilkins, Waterstones Nottingham

26 July, 6:30 p.m.

Join Rob Wilkins, who is the friend, former assistant and head of Sir Terry Pratchett’s literary estate, to discuss his official biography of the award-winning author Terry Pratchett: A Life with Footnotes. After Sir Pratchett’s untimely death, Wilkins continued his biography, drawing on his extensive memories of the author and the memories of his friends and family. This incredible opportunity to learn more about Sir Pratchett’s remarkable life and enduring work cannot be missed. To book tickets, click here.

The Shining: Cosey Fanni Tutti, John Grindrod, Craig Oldham and Hettie Judah, Foyles Bookshop, 107 Charing Cross Road

31 July, 7:00 p.m.

Join the panel of Craig Oldham, John Grindrod, Cosey Fanni Tutti and Hettie Judah as they discuss their contributions to a new book of essays focussing on the enigmatic power of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. The new collection of essays is titled The Shining: A Visual and Cultural Haunting and examines the film’s cultural legacy through essays, recollections, art and visual ephemera. This event is part of Rough Trade Books’ fifth birthday celebration, for which the main event is taking place on 26 July. To book your tickets, click here.



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