A Roundup of Events from the Literary World


  • Tuesday 3rd Septemer
    Etgar Keret: Fly Already

    In a London-exclusive event, hear from globally renowned short-story writer Etgar Keret as he presents a new collection, Fly Already. In Keret’s wickedly funny and disarmingly humane style, each story uncovers emotional truths in settings that range from the familiar to the surreal. Hear from a writer who combines hilarity and humanity about the art of the short story, and the real world his fiction reflects. Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. 7.15pm Find out more
  • Wednesday 11th September
    Being Various: Short Story Collection

    Lucy Caldwell author her own collection, Multitudes, guest edits the sixth volume of Faber's running series of new Irish short stories. Contributors to this diverse collection include: Kevin Barry, Eimear McBride, Lisa McInerney, Stuart Neville, Sally Rooney, Kit de Waal and Belinda McKeon. Readings, Panel Discussion and Q & A. Brick Lane Bookshop, 166 Brick Lane, E1 6RU. 7pm Find out more
  • Thursday 12th September
    Bitch Lit Monthly

    This book club devoted to new feminist writing and cult classics by women is a fun, wine-fueled discussion led by literary critic Lucy Scholes. In this session, the focus is Rita Mae Brown’s revolutionary novel (1973) Rubyfruit Jungle, which follows a young gay woman learning to stay true to herself in1950s America. Waterstones, 82 Gower Street, WC1E 6EQ. 6.30 Find out more
  • Saturday 14th September
    Letters Live

    Great performers read remarkable letters from down the centuries and around the world in this celebration of literary correspondence. Letters Live is inspired by Shaun Usher’s international best-selling Letters of Note series and Simon Garfield’s To the Letter. Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. 7pm Find out more
  • Monday 23rd September
    Smash It: Working Class Artists Making It Happen

    To celebrate the launch of the anthology, Smashing It, TV presenter Omar Hamdi hosts performances and readings by a range of artists, musicians, film-makers and writers followed by a panel discussion. Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. 7.45pm Find out more