The Bookseller’s Buyer’s Guides "big bash" took place on Thursday 1st February at Waterstones Piccadilly. Pictured are L-R authors Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Sophie Anderson and food writer Diana Henry. (©Mark Guest)
The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards took place on Thursday 1st February at Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at Olympia. Kapka Kassabova was honoured with the Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year award for Border (Granta).
All 6 of this year’s Quick Reads authors took part in a panel event at Foyles Charing Cross Road on Thursday 1st February. The event was chaired by commissioning editor Fanny Blake and introduced by chief executive of The Reading Agency Sue Wilkinson. Baroness Gail Rebuck DBE, the founder of Quick Reads, was also in attendance.
L-R Publisher Maria Rejt and authors Kate Mosse and Alicia Drake were among the guests at Pan Macmillan’s annual Women’s Fiction Party, which took place at the historic St Pancras Renaissance hotel in central London on Tuesday 30th January.
The Costa Book of the Year winner was announced at a ceremony in central London on Tuesday 30th January. Pictured are the five category award winners L-R Gail Honeyman, Rebecca Stott, Jon McGregor, Katherine Rundell and Patrick Charnley (representing Helen Dunmore).
Helen Dunmore’s "life affirming" tenth and final collection Inside the Wave (Bloodaxe Books) took the top honour. The prize was collected on stage by her family; L-R son Patrick Charnley, daughter Tess Charnley and husband Frank Charnley.
Melissa Hemsley celebrated the publication of her new cookbook Eat Happy (Ebury) with an event at Chorleywood Bookshop on Monday 30th January.
Robot paws: the MiRo robot dog was among the exhibits at the BETT Show for information technology in education, held in London from the 24-27th January.
Rachel Kolsky gave a sold-out lecture at the Women’s Library at the LSE ahead of the publication of her new title Women’s London: A Tour Guide to Great Lives (IMM Lifestyle Books). The lecture took place on Thursday 25th January. (©louisberk.com)
Usborne has acquired three books by debut author P G Bell far right in its “most significant acquisition to date”. Bell is pictured alongside L-R editorial director Rebecca Hill, deputy MD Nicola Usborne and MD Peter Usborne at the Postal Museum. (© Tiffany Mumford 2018)
Society of Authors’ president Philip Pullman centre presented Sarah Woods with the Tinniswood Award for "best original audio drama script" and Adam Usden with the Imison Award for "best original script by a writer new to radio" at the BBC’s Audio Drama Awards, which took place on Sunday 20th January.