Ade Adepitan announced at Hay Festival on Friday 24th May that he will be donating all profits from the second book in his Cyborg Cat children’s series, Cyborg Cat and the Night Spider (Piccadilly Press), to BBC Children in Need.
On Thursday 23rd May, Headline hosted a cake sale to celebrate the forthcoming publication of Emma Hannigan's final novel The Gift of Friends—the earnings were then donated to the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.
Stormzy's PRH imprint #Merky Books held its first free writer's camp—during which it announced the twenty-strong shortlist of its New Writers' Prize—at The Vaults in London on Saturday 18th May. (©AZ CAPTURES)
Cultural producer Nicole Crentsil far left hosted a panel discussion between L-R writer Candice Carty-Williams, agent Abi Fellows, editorial director Josephine Greywoode and creative manager Zainab Juma during the event, which was live streamed on Facebook. (©AZ CAPTURES)
Sir Philip Pullman received a knighthood from the Prince of Wales during the Investiture ceremony held on Thursday 16th May. (©PA Images)
Guy Gunaratne won this year’s £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize for his "stunning multi-voice debut novel" In Our Mad and Furious City (Tinder Press, Headline). The ceremony took place at Swansea University on Thursday 16th May.
Crime author Martina Cole joined Peter James at the launch of his latest novel, Dead at First Sight (Macmillan), on Wednesday 15th May in Brighton.
Bryony Gordon centre was joined by HCG's Debbie Foy left and Laura Horsley at the South Place Hotel in London for the launch of her first book for teenagers, You Got This (Wren & Rook).