A Roundup of Events from the Literary World


  • Tuesday 19th November
    An American Marriage: an evening with Women’s Prize winner Tayari Jones

    Tayari Jones, winner of the 2019 Women’s Prize for Fiction, will be discussing her novel An American Marriage with BBC journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed. Through the novel Jones proves she is not just a masterful storyteller, but also a visionary writer, unafraid to address important issues about race, class and society head-on. St. James's Church, 197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL. 7pm Find out more
  • Wednesday 27th November
    An Evening of Classic Ghost Stories

    Performing three classic ghost stories from the Victorian and Edwardian eras Andrew Murton and award-winning film director Leon Chambers. will be bringing the works of Charles Dickens (The Signalman), Edith Nesbit (Man Size in Marble) and E.F. Benson (The Other Bed) to the stage for a spooky evening of classic storytelling. Daunt Bookshop, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW.. 7pm Find out more
  • Wednesday 27th November
    Find Me: Andre Aciman in conversation

    Discover the eagerly anticipated sequel to the cult novel Call Me By Your Name. Internationally acclaimed author André Aciman discusses the upcoming Find Me with journalist and author Hannah Beckerman. Chargeable event 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event, 7pm - 8pm Find out more
  • Thursday 28th November
    In Lieu of a Memoir

    Tadhg Muller and Open Pen Books as launch the publisher's fourth novelette in a series of five. Muller’s ‘In Lieu of a Memoir’ plays with the autofictional form to provide comment on what life is like as an immigrant in London. A short reading by the author will follow a Q&A with Katy Darby of renowned live fiction outlet Liars’ League. Brick Lane Bookshop, 166 Brick Lane E1 6RU. 7pm Find out more
  • Saturday 30th November & Sunday 1st December
    Tangerine Press: Pop-up bookshop at the Peckham Pelican

    For the weekend 30 Nov/1 Dec a dark but welcoming corner of the Pelican will be transformed into a beautiful book shop, exclusively vending titles by Tangerine Press, one of London's foremost independent publishers. Come and buy a book, support marginal voices, outliers, wild ones... 92 Peckham Road, SE15 5PY. 11am-6pm Find out more
  • Monday 2nd December
    MIRLive

    Alongside selected work from a host of new writers, this event will be headlined by Toby Litt, reading from his critically acclaimed new novel Patience. The event will be in the atmospheric basement of the Harrison, favourite haunt of Birkbeck's Creative Writing community. The Harrison, 28 Harrison Street, WC1H 8JF. 7.30pm Find out more
  • Thursday 5th December
    The Thriving Author with Melissa Addey

    This workshop focuses on moving your writing from a hobby, relying on ‘the muse’, to being your part or full-time profession. Participants receive an eBook of Merchandise for Authors, Melissa Addey’s book written while she was Writer in Residence at the British Library in 2016. The session will cover: writing steadily, understanding the market, finishing and submitting without fear, and self-publishing (Indie) vs. the traditional route. Business & IP Centre The British Library 96 Euston Road London NW1 2DB. 10am-1pm Find out more
  • Thursday 5th December
    Tracy Chevalier: A Single Thread

    Mince pies and a glass of sherry, as Tracy Chevalier discusses her new novel A Single Thread. Daunt Books, Daunt Books Hampstead, 51 South End Road, London NW3 2QB.. 6.30pm Find out more
  • Monday 9th December
    A Very Polari Xmas

    The LGBTQ+ literary salon's rampage through 2019 concludes in a sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of Then She Was Gone. Lisa Jewell was born in London in 1968. Her first novel, Ralph’s Party, was published in 1999. It was the bestselling debut novel of the year. Level 5 Function Room, Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX. 7.30pm Find out more