Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Klaus Flügge, president and founder of Andersen Press, celebrated the publishers' 40th birthday with a  party at Brunswick House in Vauxhall, south London on Friday 11th November, where the cake featured a figure of himself and book characters including Elmer the Elephant.

 

Flügge (second left) was joined at the party by guests including David McKee, Michael Foreman, Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross.

 

TV presenters and authors Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes visited Wigmore Primary School in Herefordshire after its pupils won a sponsored reading competition run by Hay Festival and Readathon.

 

Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Callum Skinner dropped into Blackwell's in Edinburgh to show to his support for the shop's Christmas 2016 Giving Tree.

 

Jilly Cooper and Marian Keyes were among the winners at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2016, held in Dublin's Double Tree Hilton on Wednesday 16th November. See the full list of winners here.

 

Psychoanalyst, columnist and author Dr Coline Covington donned devil horns for the launch of her book Everyday Evils (Routledge) at Daunt Books in Hampstead, north west London on Wednesday 16th November.

 

At a ceremony at Broadcasting House in London, Michael Morpurgo was presented with this year's J M Barrie Award for his contribution to children's literature.

 

Cornerstone’s director of publicity and media relations Charlotte Bush donned a spacesuit to pose with a cardboard cutout of astronaut Tim Peake and colleagues Sarah Ridley and Ben Brusey to celebrate the launch of Peake’s Hello, is this Planet Earth?.

 

Philippe Sands announced that he was donating his winnings from the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016 to charity, after receiving the award at a ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London on Tuesday 15th November.

 

The Romantic Novelists' Association's industry awards were held on Wednesday 16th November to recognise those who have made a "significant contribution" to the success and sales of romantic fiction in 2016. Discover the winners here.

 

Little, Brown chairman Ursula Mackenzie celebrated her 35-year publishing career with friends and colleagues at Belvedere Restaurant in Holland Park, London on Thursday 17th November. See more photos from the party here.