US author Angie Thomas left was crowned the overall winner of the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2018 for her debut YA novel, The Hate U Give (Walker Books). Children's Laureate Lauren Child presented Thomas with the award at a ceremony on Thursday 22nd March.
The National Literacy Trust was joined by its Patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall at a reception in London on Wednesday 21st March, to celebrate the charity’s 25th anniversary. HRH is pictured alongside NLT’s sports and literacy manager Jim Sells (© Chris O’Donovan/The National Literacy Trust).
Patron Sir Patrick Stewart right was in conversation with Nick Ahad at the Huddersfield Literature Festival, which took place on Friday 16th March at Huddersfield Town Hall. Over 900 people were in attendence. (© Jonathan Jacob)
The Lithuanian Culture Institute sent a troupe of modern-day smugglers to key cultural institutions across the city, including Big Green Bookshop, to deliver Lithuanian Literature. The event took place on Friday 16th March and was part of its Day of the Book Smugglers celebrations.
On Thursday 15th March, the shortlisted authors and illustrators of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals attended a celebratory event at Amnesty International UK's headquarters in Shoreditch. The judging panel were also in attendance, including L-R writer and performer Jordan Stephens, chief executive of the Centre for Literary in Primary Education Louise Johns-Shepherd, author and former lawyer Abie Longstaff and singer-songwriter Autumn Sharif.
Two hundred people attended the launch of the audio edition of Quidditch Through the Ages, narrated by Andrew Lincoln. The "groundbreaking" event took place at the London Symphony Orchestra venue, St Luke’s on Thursday 15th March. (© Audible)
On Thursday 15th March, Michael Joseph celebrated the publication of The Darkness by Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson left. The event was held at Goldsboro Books and co-hosted by the Icelandic Embassy. Jónasson was joined by William Ryan.
On Wednesday 14th March, newly opened bookshop Caravansérail held a sold out event entitled 'New Voices in Translation'. British Library translator in residence Jen Calleja right chaired a discussion on the role and contribution of emerging translators between R-L Fitzcarraldo Editions founder Jacques Testard, TA First Translation Prize-shortlistee Francesca Barrie and translator Daniel Hahn.
Matt Killeen centre launched his debut YA thriller Orphan Monster Spy (Usborne) at Waterstones Trafalgar Square on Wednesday 14th March. Guests included L-R deputy fiction editor Anne Finnis, senior editor Sarah Stewart, agent Molly Ker Hawn and designer Will Steele.