Foyles will host a line-up of events this summer featuring authors Joe Hill, Nina Stibbe, Nick Hornby and the president of TED, Chris Anderson.
Stibbe, the author of Love, Nina (Viking) will be discussing her new novel, Paradise Lodge (Penguin), with Hornby, writer of "modern classics" such as High Fidelity (Penguin), About a Boy (Penguin), and Funny Girl (Viking) on 2nd June. On 18th May, Anderson, president and head curator of TED, will join Foyles to share his insights into making "exceptional" public speeches and keeping audiences engaged. Thriller writer Hill will talk about his "bold" new novel The Fireman on 6th June.
Other highlights include prominent UK feminists Laura Bates and Hibo Wadere in conversation and leading science-fiction writers Stephen Baxter and Alastair Reynolds, who discuss their new collaboration The Medusa Chronicles, as well as the legacy of seminal author Arthur C Clarke.
Creativity will be a "key" theme for these summer events, which will also feature cocktail making with Lonely Planet and Exquisite Cocktails and cookery tips from spice experts Cyrus Todiwala and Chetna Makan as part of Foyles’ recently launched Cookbook Confidential series.
There will also be an Elmer Day Party for all the family at both Foyles’ Grand Central, Birmingham, and Westfield Stratford City stores. Customers will able to make their own elephant ears, create their very own patchwork animals and play pin the tail on the elephant.
For more information vist the Foyles website.