Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Guardian journalist Keith Stuart (second right) launched his debut novel A Boy Made of Blocks (Sphere) at Goldsboro Books in London with (l-r) author Val McDermid, Goldsboro Books owner David Headley and Sphere Fiction editorial director Ed Wood.


Publishers, authors and illustrators - including Julia Donaldson and her husband Malcolm Donaldson - came together to celebrate the 30th birthday of the Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency at The Art Workers' Guild in Queen Square, London on Thursday 1st September.


Author Allan Ahlberg (front row, left) gave the 2016 Philippa Pearce Lecture on Thursday 1st September at Homerton College, Cambridge. He is pictured with (back row) Philippa Pearce's daughter Sally Christie, her sons Will (left) and Nat and (front row) Dr Louise Joy, treasurer of the Philippa Pearce Lecture Committee, and fellow and director of Studies in English at Homerton College. Photo: Jill Paton Walsh.


Bonnier Publishing, with Insight Editions and Warner Bros, hosted an interactive colouring event celebrating the Harry Potter films on Thursday 1st September in King’s Cross Station, near The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾.


Fans were invited to add colour to three giant eight-foot tall murals illustrating iconic images from the Harry Potter films.


Sandstone author Peter Cunningham (second left) launched his new novel The Trout – and signed a screen deal for his controversial novel The Taoiseach - at Dublin ’s Hodges Figgis bookshop on Wednesday 31st August along with (l-r) Hodges Figgis’ Stephen Devlin, producer Cameron Maxwell Lewis and screenwriter Graham Baker.


On Thursday 1st September, author Val McDermid (centre) celebrated her 30th novel Out of Bounds (Little, Brown) at a party on the roof terrace of Hachette’s Carmelite House alongside guests including her partner Jo Sharp (left) and J K Rowling.


PRH Children’s celebrated the launch of rediscovered Beatrix Potter story The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots, illustrated by Sir Quentin Blake, on Thursday 1st September at the House of Illustration in Central London. Attendees included (l-r) Francesca Dow, m.d. of PRH Children’s, Sir Quentin Blake, Jo Hanks, editorial director at PRH Children’s, House of Illustration director Colin McKenzie and Tom Weldon, c.e.o of Penguin Random House. Photo: Paul Grover.


On the night, Sir Quentin Blake was presented with a personalised embossed Beatrix Potter tale by Francesca Dow and Jo Hanks. Photo: Paul Grover.