Canadian author and blogger Cory Doctorow took a whistle-stop tour of London on Saturday 14th January, ahead of the publication of his latest science-fiction novel Walkaway (Head of Zeus). Cory signed proof copies of the book at book shops along the way, including the Tottenham Court Road Waterstones.
Ian Dunt joined JustGiving campaigner Justen Hyde at Parliament Square on Monday 16th January, where the pair hand-delivered crowdfunded copies of Dunt’s book Brexit: What the Hell Happens Now? (Canbury Press) to 650 MPs.
Jacob Polley (centre right) was awarded the £20,000 TS Elliot Prize for Jackself (Picador) on Monday 16th January. Polley celebrated the win at a ceremony at The Wallace Collection, alongside the Prize’s judging panel Alan Gillis, Ruth Padel and Julia Copus. (Credit: Adrian Pope)
Debbie James of The Bookshop Kibworth and Storytellers, Inc's Katie Clapham were among over 50 booksellers who gathered at the The Clerkenwell & Social in London for the launch of The Booksellers Network on Tuesday 17th January.
The Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias is to arrive in Colombia later this month. On Tuesday 17th January, Simon Schama, Alice Sherwood and Forward Arts Foundation founder William Sieghart attended a reception held at the Residence of the Embassy of Columbia to honour the British writers and speakers that will be taking part.
Also in attendance on the night was Hay Festival Americas director Cristina Fuentes La Roche, Colombia's ambassador to the UK Néstor Osorio Londoño, Hay chair Caroline Michel and Hay director Peter Florence.
Ali Land was congratulated by her editor Jess Leeke at the launch of her debut thriller Good Me, Bad Me (Penguin). The celebration took place at The Bar in Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road on Thursday 12th January.
Fellow Penguin authors James Oswald and Imran Mahmood also attended the event.