A roundup of events from the literary world


  • Thursday 17th August
    An Evening with Max Brooks

    Join bestselling author Max Brooks talking about survival, zombie attacks, and his latest novel Minecraft: The Island – the first official Minecraft novel. Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD. 7pm Find out more
  • Saturday 2nd - Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th September
    An evening with David Sedaris

    With his hugely popular BBC Radio 4 series, and the June release of his new book, Theft by Finding: Volume One; David Sedaris Diaries 1977 – 2003, humourist Sedaris returns to London for three nights at the Royal Festival Hall. Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre Belvedere Road London SE1 8XX. 7.30pm, 7pm and 7.30pm Find out more
  • Wednesday 6th September
    Iain Sinclair and Will Self in conversation

    Critically acclaimed writer and filmmaker, Iain Sinclair discusses his new book, The Last London, with award-winning novelist and journalist, Will Self whose latest novel, The Phone is also just out this Autumn. Join them in conversation on topics including the horror of modern war, the end of privacy and the magic of London. The Auditorium at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Rd, Soho, London WC2H 0DT. 7pm Find out more
  • Wednesday 6th September
    An evening with Anthony Horowitz

    Anthony is the author of the bestselling teen spy series, Alex Rider and is responsible for creating and writing some of the UK’s most loved and successful TV series, including Midsomer Murders and Foyle’s War. He has also written two highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmes novels, The House of Silk and Moriarty; a James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis; and his most recent stand-alone novel, Magpie Murders, was a Top Five Sunday Times bestseller.. This evening he discusses The Word is Murder, the first part in an exciting new crime series starring Detective Michael Hawthorne. Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD. 7pm Find out more
  • Wednesday 4th October
    Word Factory presents: New Voices

    An evening curated by Word Factory hosts Zoe Gilbert and Sophie Haydock selecting the best of Word Factory stories. Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD. 7pm Find out more
  • Monday 16th October
    Continuing to Write post-MA - 1st session

    This is the first of 8 monthly critical workshops, for writers just finishing a creative writing MA (or having finished one in the last 3 years). These session are designed to keep finishing MA students motivated as they work towards completing their novel, short story collection or memoir. Members will take turns to share work-in-progress ahead of each workshop, which will then be critiqued during the session, with constructive feedback and discussion on any problems or issues raised. We’ll also arrange a guest speaker such as an agent, writer or editor, to help group members break into the industry. Whether you are writing a novel, short stories or memoir, including genre or YA fiction, you are welcome to join this course. The sessions will be led by Zoe Gilbert, author and creative writing tutor, who is currently completing a PhD in creative writing. The fee for 8 monthly sessions, starting in October, is £220. For further dates, information, and to contact London Lit Lab to book a place, please click on the link below. You can also email us on info@londonlitlab.co.uk. Arcola Theatre, 24 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8 3DL. 7-9pm Find out more