Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

The judges for the Wellcome Book Prize 2016 gather for the first time. (From left) Tessa Hadley, Sathnam Sanghera, chair of judges Joan Bakewell, Damian Barr and Frances Balkwill.

 

In the iconic setting of Tower Bridge, retailers, members of the press and key children’s book influencers joined author Jeff Kinney and Penguin Random House Children’s staff to celebrate the milestone 10th book in the Diary of A Wimpy Kid series on Tuesday 17th November. (From left) Sarah Roscoe, PRH children’s sales director; Jeff Kinney; Amanda Punter, publishing director of PRH Children’s; journalist and critic Julia Eccleshare; and Carmen McCullough, editor at PRH Children’s.

 

Martin Ford wins the FT McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2015  for his book The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment (Oneworld) on Tuesday 17th November. The award was presented at a ceremony at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City.

 

Helen Grant (centre) is presented with the Jimmy Perez award by writer Ann Cleeves (left) and actor Douglas Henshall (right) at the Shetland Noir Festival on Friday 13th November. Picture: Dale Smith

 

The audience at the Shetland Noir Festival on Saturday 14th November watch the 'Killer Women: A Woman’s Place in Crime Fiction Is...?’ panel. Picture: Alastair Hamilton

 

Jorge Ivan Latorre Robles performed stunts at the launch of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 2016 annual (Random House Books) at Piccadilly Circus on Tuesday 17th November.

 

BBC director-general Tony Hall at the announcement in London of the BBC's year-long campaign Get Reading on Tuesday 17th November.

 

Illustrators at the Shanghai Children's Book Fair, which took place from 13th to 15th November, create an image in tribute to the victims of the Paris attacks.

 

Head of Zeus launched its history list at the Museum of the Order of St John in London on Wednesday 18th November. (From left) Head of Zeus c.e.o. Amanda Ridout, authors Elizabeth Norton, Lauren Johnson, Dan Jones and Suzannah Lipscomb, and Head of Zeus chairman Anthony Cheetham.

 

Kate Williams celebrates the launch of her book The Edge of the Fall (Orion) with an afternoon tea for press at the Ham Yard Hotel in London on Thursday 19th November.