Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Cathy Rentzenbrink interviews author Dreda Say Mitchell as part of a World Book Night event at The British Library in association with The Reading Agency on Saturday 23rd April.

The full World Book Night event panel (from left) Matt Haig, Cathy Rentzenbrink, Holly Bourne, Dreda Say Mitchell, SJ Parris and Sathnam Sanghera.

Matt Haig reads from Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl at the World Book Night event.

Matt Haig, Sathnam Sanghera and SJ Parris on stage at The British Library.

Saturday 23rd April also marked 400 years since Shakespeare's death. Scribe UK teamed up with the East London Liquor Company at The British Library to toast the Bard by hosting a pop-up bar of Shakespeare-themed cocktails from Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas (Scribe UK). Pictured (from left) are Scribe's Philip Gwyn Jones, Molly Slight and Sarah Braybrooke.

Chorleywood Bookshop celebrated 400 years since William Shakespeare’s death by hosting the Chiltern Shakespeare Company on Saturday April 23rd. There were sonnets, speeches and declarations of love in honour of the Bard.

At Winstone’s Bookshop in Sherborne owner Helen Stickland dressed up as part of the Shakespeare celebrations, which also included a musical performance by Stickland, her partner Paul Stickland and authors Jo Cotterill and John Dougherty.

On Monday 25th April the Desmond Elliott Prize held a longlist party at Foyles in Charing Cross Road, London. Pictured are seven of the 10 longlisted authors: (back row, from left) Renée Knight, Janet Ellis, Anthony Trevelyan, and (front row, from left) Tasha Kavanagh, Joanna Cannon, Julia Rochester and Gavin McCrea.

Author Cassandra Clare (second left), actor Dominic Sherwood (front right) and fans at an event for Clare’s latest book Lady Midnight (Simon & Schuster), set up by Waterstones at the Leicester Square Theate in London on Saturday 16th April, in partnership with Maximum Pop Books and London Book and Screen Week.