Author Sophia Bennett (left) won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award at this year’s RoNA’s for her YA title Love Song (Chicken House). Food writer and novelist Prue Leith presented Bennett with the trophy on Monday 13th March at The Gladstone Library in London.
Winners on the night included (from left): Kate Kerrigan, Scarlet Wilson, Kate Johnson, Janet Gover, Debbie Johnson, Adele Parks, Penny Parkes, Barbara Erskine and Sophia Bennett.
Author Adrian Addison (left) attended the Atlantic Books LBF author party on Monday 13th March at the October Gallery in London. Addison was joined by Atlantic’s chairman Peter Roche and editorial director of non-fiction Mike Harpley.
Little, Brown Book Group held a global publishing dinner at Del Aziz in Fulham on the eve of London Book Fair. The event was held for PZ Reizin (front row, centre) to celebrate his novel Happiness for Humans, which will be published internationally in 2018.
Author, comedian and mental health campaigner Ruby Wax (centre left) announced at LBF on Tuesday 14th March that she would be teaming up with Marks & Spencer to launch Frazzled Cafe sessions in eleven M&S stores across the UK. Wax spoke about the collaboration with (from left) M&S' retail director Sacha Berendji, director of London Book Fair Jacks Thomas and PRH UK c.e.o Tom Weldon.
On Thursday 16th March, HarperCollins Children’s Books announced at LBF that they would be publishing a retelling of The Wizard of Oz from Toto's point of view, written by Michael Morpurgo (centre left) and illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark. Toto: The Dog-Gone Amazing Story of the Wizard of Oz will publish in September 2017. Morpurgo is pictured alongside (from left) HC executive publisher Ann-Janine Murtagh, his wife Clare Morpurgo and HC c.e.o Charlie Redmayne.
On Thursday 16th March, friends and family joined comedian, actress and writer Angie Le Mar (centre) to celebrate the publication of her memoir Full Circle (Filament Publishing). The event took place at Waterstones Piccadilly in London.
Familiar faces at the event included actors (from left) Doña Croll, Ellen Thomas and Richard Blackwood.
(From left) Meg Rosoff, William Grill and Emily Gravett celebrated being shortlisted for the 2017 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals at Amnesty International's London headquarters on Thursday 16th March. Credit: Rolf Marriott
Violinist Min Kym shared her remarkable story before performing as part of the annual Penguin General presentation, which took place at The Barbican in central London on 9th-10th March. Kym's memoir Gone: A Girl, A Violin, A Life Unstrung was Caroline Sanderson's non-fiction book of the month for April.
Musician Tom Fletcher also attended the showcase and treated the audience to a preview of his new musical The Christmasaurus, based on his popular children’s novel of the same name.