Fiona Benson centre won the Forward Poetry Prize for best collection with Vertigo and Ghost (Cape Poetry) on Sunday 20th October. On the same night, Stephen Sexton left was presented with the £5,000 Felix Dennis Prize and Parwana Fayyaz took home the £1,000 Best Single Poem Award. (©Adrian Pope)
On Saturday 19th October, Foyles and The Phoenix Arts Club hosted the fifth annual Gollancz Festival, featuring more than 30 SFF authors. (©Lawrie Photography)
Author Salman Rushdie gave a rare onstage interview at Esquire Townhouse on Saturday 19th October, during which he talked about his career, his recommended modern reads and creativity.
Headline's managing director Mari Evans right joined Martina Cole to celebrate the launch of her latest book No Mercy at The Mandrake Hotel on Thursday 17th October. (©Adrian Pope)
On Tuesday 15th October, Hachette Children's Group celebrated the launch of Dr Max Pemberton's first children's book, The Marvellous Adventure of Being Human, illustrated by Chris Madden, at the Florence Nightingale Museum at St Thomas’ Hospital.
Bernardine Evaristo right and Margaret Atwood jointly won the 2019 Booker Prize for Girl, Woman, Other (Hamish Hamilton) and The Testaments (Chatto & Windus) respectively. The ceremony took place on Monday 14th October at London's Guildhall. (©The Booker Prize)
Simon Lycett signed copies of his sixth book, The Flower Market Year, at John Sandoe Books on Thursday 10th October.
New independent publisher Guppy Books held a launch party at Blackwell's Westgate in Oxford on Wednesday 9th October. Guests included David Fickling left and Guppy Books' publisher Bella Pearson. (©Ian Wallman)