British historian Daniel Beer (centre) won the 2017 International Cundill History Prize for his study of Siberian penal colonies The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars (Allen Lane). (L-R) Amanda Foreman, Roy Foster, Daniel Beer, Jeffrey Simpson and Margaret MacMillan.
The Walker team held a lunch on Wednesday 15th November to celebrate 30 years of publishing Marcia Williams.
The Romantic Novelists’ Association's annual industry awards took place on Wednesday 15th November at the Institute of Mechanical Engineers in London. Pictured are the winners: (L-R) Alison Maynard, Shirley Everall, Broo Doherty, Kearan Ramful, Debbie Horsfield and Charlotte Ledger.
Chorleywood Bookshop hosted an evening with former Prime Minister Gordon Brown on Monday 13th November at Merchant Taylors’ School, to celebrate his memoir My Life, Our Times (Bodley Head). (L-R) William Atkinson, Shaye Mistry, Gordon Brown, Selvan Senthilkumaran, Rishi Patil and head of politics Edward James. (© Edward James)
Dulwich Literary Festival’s main weekend took place on 10-12th November, with events featuring Ali Smith, Alan Hollinghurt, Kate Pankhurst and Henry Blofeld (above), who discussed his forthcoming memoir Over and Out (Hodder). (© Sarah Hickson)
Axel Scheffler and Julia Donaldson visited Discover Children’s Story Centre on Saturday 11th November to see their new immersive exhibition A World Inside a Book: Gruffalos, Dragons and Other Creatures.
On Friday 10th November, an event was held at the National Theatre to celebrate Allie Esiri’s A Poem for Every Day of the Year (Macmillan Children’s Books), featuring readings from big-name actors including Joanna Lumley (left). It was also announced that Helena Bonham-Carter (right) would read the audio version of the book. (© Rolf Marriott Photography)
On Monday 6th November, PRH celebrated the 80th birthday of poet Roger McGough with a party held on the 10th floor of their offices at 80 Strand. (L-R) Helen Levene, Francesca Dow, Roger McGough, John Hegley, Tony Lacey and Chris Riddell.