Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Kamila Shamsie right won this year's £30,000 Women's Prize for Fiction for her "extraordinarily topical" novel Home Fire (Bloomsbury Circus). Head judge Sarah Sands presented Shamsie with the award at a ceremony on Wednesday 6th June.


Pamela Butchart was among the children’s authors and illustrators at The Scottish Friendly Children’s Book Tour Jamboree in Glasgow on Wednesday 6th June. Over 2,000 Scottish pupils were in attendance.


On Tuesday 5th June, John Nichol left launched Spitfire (Simon & Schuster) at Mentzendorff Wine on Bermondsey Street. Nichol was joined by one of the last surviving Spitfire Aces Allan Scott DFM (97).


Author Alexander McCall Smith fourth from right launched Bloody Scotland’s 2018 programme in Stirling on Monday 4th June.


Penguin Random House unveiled a replica Oval Office inside London Waterloo station to mark the launch of Bill Clinton and James Patterson’s The President Is Missing. (© Joe Pepler)


Colm Tóibín centre discussed his latest title House of Names (Viking) with the New Statesman’s Tom Gatti at this year’s Cambridge Literary Festival. They are pictured alongside festival director Cathy Moore.


Tom and Giovanna Fletcher celebrated the launch of their joint YA title Eve of Man (Penguin Books) at Marylebone Hotel in London on Thursday 31st May.


GQ editor Dylan Jones right and Peters Fraser and Dunlop c.e.o. Caroline Michel centre honoured Fire and Fury author Michael Wolff at their annual Hay Festival dinner, which took place on Sunday 27th May at Cabalva House.


Independent publisher SMH Books celebrated its 30th anniversary on Friday 25th May.