An event was held at The British Library on Thursday 23rd March to honour all of the winners, past and present, of the Eccles British Library Writers’ Award. They are pictured alongside (front row, from left) Cara Rodway, assistant head of The Eccles Centre; Professor Philip Davies; and Jean Petrovic, bibliographical editor at The Eccles Centre.
To celebrate the upcoming launch of her new novel Paper Hearts and Summer Kisses (Sphere), Sunday Times bestselling author Carole Matthews held a paper crafting and card-making lunchtime workshop on Tuesday 28th March, to encourage Hachette staff to channel their creativity in new ways. Matthews led the company-wide session alongside her friend and professional crafter Christine Emberson.
On Tuesday 28th March Laurence King Publishing and The Bright Group were joined by bestselling children’s author/illustrator Yasmeen Ismail (left) to launch Happy, Sad, Feeling Glad, the third book in her ‘Draw & Discover’ activity series. Joining the celebrations were (from second left) LKP m.d. Laurence King, founder of The Bright Group Vicki Willden-Lebrecht and LKP’s head of children’s Elizabeth Jenner.
Dan Hiscocks’ new fiction imprint, Lightning Books, launched its 2017 list at the Gherkin on Tuesday 28th March, showcasing upcoming titles from four authors; (from left) Douglas Board, Zoe Duncan, Simon Edge and Abi Silver.
As Theresa May prepared to trigger Article 50 on Wednesday 29th March, Canbury Press held a gala evening to "celebrate the contribution of Europeans to the UK" at Conway Hall in central London. Speakers at the event included author Ian Dunt, economist Philippe Legrain and comedian Ed Byrne.
On Thursday 30th March, poet and playwright Kiran Millwood-Hargrave won the 2017 Waterstones Children's Book Prize for her debut novel A Girl of Ink and Stars (Chicken House).
Children's laureate Chris Riddell and Waterstones m.d. James Daunt presented Millwood-Hargrave with the award at a cermony which took place on the children's floor of Waterstones Piccadilly.