Tessa Dunlop celebrated the launch of The Century Girls (S&S) at Waterstones Piccadilly on Thursday 22nd February, published to coincide with the suffrage anniversary. (© Adrian Pope)
The title tells the story of six 100 year old (and beyond) women, three of whom joined Dunlop at the event: L-R Joyce Reynolds, Olive Gordon and Ann Baer. (© Adrian Pope)
Bloomsbury held an event on Wednesday 21st February to showcase and celebrate their 2018 middle grade fiction titles. The authors who attended and spoke at the event include: L-R David O’Connell, Katherine Rundell, James Campbell, Mark Powers, Laura James, Sibeal Pounder, A.F. Harrold and Jo Simmons.
The shortlist for the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction was announced at a press conference held in Amman, Jordan on Wednesday 21st February. L-R IPAF administrator Fleur Montanaro, judge Barbara Skubic, chair of judges Ibrahim Al Saafin and judge Mahmoud Shukair.
Chorleywood Bookshop welcomed Lord Charles Spencer on Friday 16th February to celebrate his new book To Catch a King (Harpercollins). Lord Spencer is pictured alongside bookshop owner Sheryl Shurville.
Jane Lythell left launched her fourth novel Behind Her Back (Head of Zeus) at the BFI bookshop on London’s Southbank. Guests included Lythell’s editor Laura Palmer.
Walker Books has awarded student Viola Wang centre right this year’s Sebastian Walker Award for Illustration. Wang received the prize at an exhibition in London on Thursday 15th February and is pictured alongside L-R Deirdre McDermott, Mirabelle Walker and Martin Salisbury.
Michael Frank’s "dazzlingly vivid" family memoir The Mighty Franks (4th Estate) won the £4,000 Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize, announced at the JW3 centre in Finchley on Wednesday 14th February. L-R Bidisha, Michael Frank, Amanda Craig, Emily Kasriel and Toby Lichtig.