Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Hachette Children’s Group held a Children’s Authors Live event on Tuesday 8th with Phil Earle at Southfields Library in London, which was hosted by children’s TV presenter Katie Thistleton.

 

On Friday 4th November, the Fenwick store in Newcastle unveiled its animated Christmas windows for 2016, designed in collaboration with Penguin Random House, which are inspired by the 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter.

 

A group of six emerging Arab authors gathered this week in Abu Dhabi to take part in the annual nadwa, organised by the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The workshop was led by two leading names in Arabic literature, who have previously been shortlisted for the IPAF, Mohammed Hasan Alwan and Hammour Ziada.

 

The Smiths co-founder Johnny Marr was in conversation with music critic and journalist Ben Thompson to promote his memoir at the Royal Northern College of Music on Tuesday 8th November in association with the Manchester Festival of Literature.

 

Author Martina Cole (second left) joined Chorleywood Bookshop on Tuesday 8th to talk about her new novel Betrayal. She is pictured with (left-right) fans Sheena Gamage and Wendy Wright and Chorleywood Bookshop owner Sheryl Shurville.

 

Children’s authors - including Philip Ardagh, Cathy Cassidy, Francesca Simon and Meg Rosoff - came out in force to support the National Libraries Demonstration held in London on Saturday 5th November.

 

Writer, broadcaster and journalist Barry Forshaw (right) was one of the attendees at Orenda Books’ launch for Finnish novelists Antti Tuomainen, author of The Mine, and Kati Hiekkapelto, author of The Exiled, at the Finnish Embassy on Thursday 3rd November.

 

Jeffrey Archer posed with Chorleywood Bookshop owner Sheryl Shurville during a visit to Merchant Taylors’ School in Hertfordshire, where he spoke about his new book, This Was a Man.

 

Walker Books’ production manager Steve Strong installed a festive window display at Tales on Moon Lane bookshop in Herne Hill, London.

 

Author Tomi Ungerer appeared in conversation with journalist and Hay Festival children’s director Julia Eccleshare at Waterstones Piccadilly on Monday 7th November to celebrate the release of his new book Tomi Ungerer: A Treasury of 8 Books.

 

(Left-right) Authors Katherine Woodfine, Michelle Harrison, Abi Elphinstone, Berlie Doherty, Lauren St John, Michelle Magorian, Jamila Gavin and Emma Carroll attended the launch for Simon and Schuster’s middle grade anthology Winter Magic at Waterstones Piccadilly on Wednesday 9th November, which they all contributed to.

 

Literary agent Ed Victor (second right) celebrated 40 years in the book trade at a party held at the Mandarin Oriental hotel in Hyde Park on Thursday 10th November with guests including (left-right) US publisher Steve Rubin, journalist and TV presenter Andrew Marr and celebrity chef Nigella Lawson.

 

The SLA Information Book Awards were hosted at Hachette’s Carmelite House in London on Wednesday 9th November. Pictured are all the award winners from the night.

 

Mike McCormack won the Goldsmiths Prize 2016 at a ceremony at Foyles on Charing Cross Road on Wednesday 9th November.