Dulwich Books unveils live events for 2016

Dulwich Books unveils live events for 2016

Dulwich Books has announced its live events programme for 2016, featuring international bestselling novelists such as Kate Mosse (pictured) and Helen Dunmore.

Launching in January, events will feature both renowned writers and debut novelists and be held at Dulwich Books in West Dulwich or The Bedford in Balham.

The line-up for Dulwich Books kicks off with Deadly in Dulwich, scheduled for 7pm on 21st January, an evening featuring authors Fiona Barton and Ann Morgan. Barton is the author of The Widow (Transworld) and Ann Morgan the author of Reading The World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer (Harvill Secker) in which she recorded her attempt to read one book from every country in the world before writing her first psychological thriller Beside Myself (Bloomsbury Circus) publishing in January. 

Dunmore, a poet, children's author and novelist behind Orange Prize for Fiction winner A Spell of Winter (Penguin), will be talking about her new spy novel, Exposure (Hutchinson) in conversation with owner Susie Nicklin on 28th January, who bought Dulwich Books at the end of August this year. 

New voices will be represented on 4th February, shining a spotlight on authors Monica Wood, an award-winning author in the US for The One in a Million Boy, due for publication in the UK in April, and Jem Lester, whose debut novel Shtum is about a young boy who suffers from autism and has never spoken.

Meanwhile at live music venue The Bedford, on 14th January, an event will debate whether "feminism" has been liberated as a dirty word with Kate and Martha Mosse, alongside Meltem Avcil, Amy Annette, Caroline Kent, Hajar Wright, and others. Following readings and discussions there will be an "after-party" with music and dancing.

On 11th February, journalist David Aaronovitch and author Jo McMillan will discuss what it’s like to grow up in a family on the far-left, celebrating McMillan's novel Motherland published in July (John Murray).

And, at 7.30pm on 10th March The Bedford welcomes Ben Rawlence to speak about City of Thorns, for which he draws on first-hand experience and follows the stories of nine individuals to show what life is like in a refugee camp in Dadaab in Northern Kenya.

Tickets and further details for all events can be found at www.dulwichbooks.co.uk