Chorleywood Bookshop owner Sheryl Shurville (left) and schools and business development coordinator Janet Stewart held an event to celebrate the success of Michelin Star chef Tom Kerridge’s chart-topping Dopamine Diet (Absolute Press) on Wednesday 15th February.
Stewart and Shurville were joined by over 300 attendees, including the man himself Tom Kerridge and marketing & events coordinator Kira Gibson.
The annual Picador showcase took place on Monday 20th February at The Library in Central St Martins. Alan Hollinghurst and Cathy Rentzenbrink spoke at the event, alongside debut writer Graham Caveney (right) who read an excerpt from his memoir The Boy with the Perpetual Nervousness, due to be published in August. Writer Ian Kershaw and actress Julie Hesmondhalgh also attended.
Poet Hollie McNish (centre) entertained the crowds at the close of the show with an excerpt from her upcoming anthology Plum, which is due to be released in June. McNish is pictured alongside Picador’s editorial assistant Kish Widyaratna (left) and literary agent Becky Thomas.
US novelist Amor Towles (right) spoke at the William Heinemann, Hutchinson and Windmill 2017 fiction showcase about his upcoming novel A Gentleman in Moscow, which Hutchinson publishing director Jocasta Hamilton (left) revealed she bought on the basis of a single paragraph. Sara Baume, Will Harkaway and Nicola Barker also spoke at the event, which took place at Hoxton Hotel in Shoreditch on Monday 20th February.
Author Jonathan Stroud (left) hosted an event at Francis Holland school, Sloane Square, on Tuesday 21st February, inspired by his Children’s creativity campaign Freedom to Think. The event was attended by over 160 students from Francis Holland and St Barnabas, a local primary school, as well as (from second left) Lucy Elphinstone (headmistress of Francis Holland school), Chris Riddell and Lauren St John.
Bloomsbury’s newest imprint Raven Books was launched at Alex Eagle Studio in Central London on Wednesday 22nd February. Editorial director Alison Hennessey (centre) welcomed guests including author Stuart Turton (left), whose title The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is due to be published by Raven Books in February 2018, and literary agent Harry Illingworth.