Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Penguin Random House UK Children's m.d. Francesca Dow celebrated the publisher’s picture book list on Monday 4th April at Bologna Children’s Book Fair with special guests Helen Oxenbury and John Burningham. You can catch up on all the news from the fair in our free e-edition here.

CityRead 2016 launched on 1st April at Foyles on Charing Cross Road, which is hosting an interactive exhibition taking inspiration from the plot of this year’s Cityread title – Ten Days by Gillian Slovo (centre). Picture: Cathy Myers Photography

Foyles' customers got to grips with the Ten Days installation, which Cityread's sponsor Audible helped to bring to life.

Irvine Welsh did his first event for his new novel The Blade Artist (Jonathan Cape) at the Huddersfield Literature Festival on Sunday 3rd April. He is pictured here with the festival’s director Michelle Hodgson. Picture: Jonathan Jacob Photography

To create some early buzz for YA novel Hot Pterodactyl Boyfriend by Alan Cumyn, a group from Simon & Schuster took to the streets of London equipped with copies of the book and purple noses on Monday 4th April.

London Book & Screen Week 2016 held a special VIP launch on Monday 4th April at Second Home in Shoreditch, where Audible was announced as the sponsor of this year’s event.

Guests at the London Book & Screen Week 2016 launch included author, scriptwriter and director Shamim Sarif and film producer Hanan Kattan.

At an event hosted at the Dundee Contemporary Arts on Tuesday 5th April, Jim Tough, Beth Bates and Gerry Hassan unveiled a programme of activities to mark the Saltire Society’s 80th anniversary, including a £50,000 ‘Inspiring Scotland’ funding programme for emerging Scottish talent.

Cassava Republic Press’ founders Emma Shercliff (far left) and Bibi Bakare Yusuf (far right) launched the African publishing house at London’s Free Word Centre on Thursday 7th April with the help of the publisher’s first authors - Elnathan John, Sarah Ladipo Manyika, Mylo Freeman and Leye Adenle.

Diana Henry and author Yasmin Khan were in conversation on Thursday 7th April at the Proud Archivist in Haggerston to celebrate the publication of Khan’s Iranian cookbook, The Saffron Tales (Bloomsbury).