Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Kirsten Grant centre left announced the list of £1 books for World Book Day 2020 at The Bookseller's Children's Conference on Monday 23rd September. Grant is pictured alongside L-R official WBD illustrator Rob Biddulph and WBD author's Robin Stevens, Matt Haig, Onjali Q. Raúf and Matthew Syed. (©GT)


Author Cressida Cowell argued that the industry will become "dead in the water" without more support for children's reading during her keynote speech at the Children's Conference, as she reiterated her campaign to make school libraries a statutory requirement. (©GT)


Professor Brian Cox left presented feminist campaigner Caroline Criado Perez with the £25k Royal Society Science Book Prize for her exposé on the gender data gap, Invisible Women (Chatto & Windus). The ceremony took place in central London on Monday 23rd September. (©Debbie Rowe)


First Minister Nicola Sturgeon interviewed crime writer Ian Rankin as part of this year's Bloody Scotland line-up, which saw a record attendance of over 10,000 people between Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd September. (©Paul Reich)


Bloody Scotland culminated with a torchlit procession, led by L-R Claire Askew, Denise Mina, David Baldacci, Doug Johnstone, Manda Scott, Craig Robertson, Chris Brookmyre and Marisa Haetzman. (©Paul Reich)


Spread the Word’s 30 London Writers Awards winners for 2019 met for the first time on Saturday 21st September to attend a Writers’ Lab at the Laban Building in South London, marking the start of the nine-month programme. (©Victor Guidini)


Staff from Profile Books were among the publishers, booksellers and literary agents who took part in the global climate strike on Friday 20th September, demanding urgent action on environmental change.


Jessie Burton centre celebrated the launch of her third novel The Confession (Picador) on Thursday 19th September, alongside her agent Juliet Mushens left and editor Francesca Main.