Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

A Pulitzer Prize winner, a Scottish MP, and a group of gorillas make an appearance in our pictures of the week.

 

Margaret Atwood visited The Mainstreet Trading Company in the Scottish borders on Wednesday 23rd September where she spoke in front of a sold-out audience. She is pictured in front of the shop’s special display for The Heart Goes Last (Bloomsbury).

 

Scientist Brian Cox presents Gaia Vince with the Royal Winton Society Prize for Science Books for Adventures in the Anthropocene (Chatto & Windus). Vince is the first ever solo female winner of the prize.

 

Children’s author Gill Lewis (centre), OUP designer Jo Cameron and publisher Liz Cross, Lewis' daughter and friends take part in the annual Great Gorilla Run, on Saturday 19th September, organised by The Gorilla Organisation to raise money and awareness of the plight of gorillas across the world, something Lewis is particularly interested in after researching her latest novel, Gorilla Dawn (OUP).

 

Alex Salmond, SNP MP and former leader of the Scottish National Party, narrates the audiobook of his memoir The Dream Shall Never Die (HarperCollins).

 

Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Ford (centre) shares a joke with Irish writers Joseph O’Connor ((left) and Transworld Ireland author Donal Ryan (right) at the University of Limerick last weekend, where Ford gave a talk and reading to a packed audience.

 

Author Romesh Gunesekera was presented with an award for his services to media, arts and culture at the 15th annual Asian Achievers Awards on Friday 18th September at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Picture: Shevy Sandhu

 

Illustrator Jane Ray and author Kevin Crossley-Holland attended the launch of their new book Heartsong at Norfolk Children’s Book Centre on 22nd September.

 

A crowd was drawn to the shop for the launch of Heartsong (Orchard Books).