Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Philip Pullman revealed the inspiration behind The Secret Commonwealth (Penguin/David Fickling Books) during a sold-out launch event at Alexandra Palace on Wednesday 2nd October. Pullman was joined on stage by journalist Zing Tsjeng.


David Mitchell read an exclusive extract from his new novel Utopia Avenue at a Sceptre Salon storytelling event on Tuesday 1st October.


To celebrate the launch of Elevate, an employee led BAME networking group founded at HarperCollins, BAME in Publishing's Sarah Shaffi talked to Amrou Al-Kadhi about their memoir Unicorn (Fourth Estate) on Monday 30th September.


L-R Barry Forshaw, Catherine Steadman and Robert Glenister took part in a panel event entitled Building Drama Page by Page at the inaugural Capital Crime festival, held at the Grand Connaught Rooms last weekend (26th-28th September).


On Saturday 28th September, BookTrust Represents held a free training session for aspiring writers and illustrators of colour at the Centre for Literacy and Primary Education (CLPE) in London. (©David Parry/PA Wire)


Broadcaster Emily Maitlis joined Bret Easton Ellis, Brian Cox and Sir Richard Dearlove at the third Cliveden Literary Festival, which took place at Cliveden House in Buckinghamshire last weekend (28th-29th September). (©Cliveden Literary Festival)


L-R Georgina Capel, Ben Okri, Kate Mosse and Ian McEwan were among the guests at a drinks reception hosted by The Arts Club during the sold-out festival. (©Cliveden Literary Festival/The Arts Club)


Bonnier Books UK hosted a proof party at Brunswick House on Thursday 26th September to celebrate Stacey Halls' new novel The Foundling.


L-R Emma Straub, Marian Keyes, Louise Moore and Jane Fallon attended Michael Joseph's spring 2020 showcase at Shakespeare's Globe in central London on Wednesday 25th September. (©Tom Nicholson)