Kayo Chingonyi left won the the £30,000 Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize for his debut collection Kumukanda (Chatto). The award was presented by actor Michael Sheen at a ceremony which took place on Thursday 10th May.
The team at HarperCollins Children’s Books celebrated author Ross Welford second left hitting over 100,000 TCM sales across his three titles: Time Travelling With A Hamster, What Not To Do If You Turn Invisible and The 1000 Year Old Boy.
On Wednesday 9th May, Roxanne Bouchard left was in conversation with Katy Guest at Canada House in London, to celebrate the launch of We Were the Salt of the Sea (Orenda Books).
Jonny Benjamin MBE was joined by journalist Bryony Gordon for the launch of his memoir The Stranger on the Bridge (Bluebird), which took place at Waterstones Piccadilly on Tuesday 8th May.
The Quarto Group launched Tessa Boase’s Mrs Pankhurt’s Purple Feather, which explores the rivalry between Emmeline Pankhurst and Etta Lemon, on Thursday 3rd May at the October Gallery. Pictured are Emmeline's great-granddaughter Helen Pankhurst and Etta's great, great, great niece Hannah Lemon - coming together for a pro- and anti- suffrage reconciliation.
Illustrator Daisy Hirst celebrated the publication of I Do Not Like Books Anymore! (Walker Books) by decorating the window of Jaffe and Neale bookshop in Chipping Norton.
On Thursday 3rd May, Ceylan Scott standing celebrated the launch of her debut YA novel On a Scale of 1 to 10 (Chicken House) at Mr B's Emporium Bookshop in Bath.
L-R Sabeena Akhtar, Dr Myriam Francois, Hodan Yusuf and Remona Aly participated in a ‘Women and Power’ panel at the inaugural MFest, which had over 1,300 attendees.
Ros Franey second right launched The Dissent of Annie Lang (Muswell Press) at the Owl Bookshop in Kentish Town on Thursday 26th April. Guests included L-R PGUK’s Mat Archer, Muswell Press’ Sarah Beal and Kate Beal.