London Book Fair 2019 in pictures

London Book Fair 2019 in pictures

Our pictures round-up of this year’s London Book Fair (LBF) features the UK's bestselling book of the last 25 years, a life-size Elmer the Elephant and champagne toasts galore. Speaking of...

L-R Drew Reed, Jayne Pliner and Brian Murray raised a glass at HarperCollins' pre-LBF party.

 

David Roche left and Barry Cryer embraced the paparazzi at LBF’s CAMEO Awards, held on the eve of the fair. 

 

Illustrator of the fair, David McKee, celebrated 30 years of Elmer the Elephant.

 

The Marsh Agency—including co-founder Susie Nicklin centre—threw a party to celebrate 25 years in business. 

 

Vintage staged a protest to ramp up anticipation for Margaret Atwood's return to Gilead, The Testaments, which publishes this September.

 

Alexandra Pringle left and David Roche presented Dorotea Bromberg with the Lifetime Achievement Award at LBF's International Excellence Awards.

 

Daisy Buchanan right interviewed author Deborah Moggach as part of a live podcast.

 

Nielsen BookScan revealed that E. L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey (Arrow) was the bestselling book of the last 25 years in the UK.

 

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby held a vegan breakfast event, ahead of the release of their second cookbook BISH BASH BOSH! (HQ).

 

HarperCollins provided free tampons and sanitary pads in the toilets at LBF, to mark the release of journalist Emma Barnett's Period. (HQ).

 

Bath-based travel publisher Wild Things Publishing won the inaugural British Book Award for Small Press of the Year.

 

Chronicle Books celebrated its new non-fiction imprint Chronicle Prism—m.d. Mark Tauber toasted two of its upcoming titles, John Lithgow's Dumpty: The Age of Trump in Verse and Alexis Rockley's Find Your Fuckyeah.

 

Pan Macmillan held a stand party for debut author Elizabeth Macneal centre left, to celebrate forthcoming title The Doll Factory (Picador).

 

IPA vice-president Bodour Al Qasimi and AAP president Maria Pallante hosted a "PublisHER's dinner" for 30 senior women in publishing, to encourage the sharing of ideas around bringing more women into leadership positions.

 

Holly Bourne, children's author of the day on day three, presented her forthcoming title The Places I've Cried in Public (Usborne) at the Bourne Pond.

 

L-R Peter Frankopan, Antonia Maioni and Dave Musgrove at LBF's PEN Literary Salon, where the 2019 judging panel for the US $75,000 Cundill History Prize was revealed.