Mark Gilbert (chair of the jury) and Peter Frankopan (jury) with the 2018 shortlist for the Cundill History Prize, which was announced at Canada House on 25th September as part of the inaugural Festival America in London. (© Sarah Hickson)
Also at Festival America on 25th September, Ben Markovits (author of A Weekend in New York, Faber), Lisa Appignanesi (author of Everyday Madness, Harper Collins) and Patrick DeWitt (author of French Exit, Bloomsbury) spoke about their new books. (© Sarah Hickson)
Tyler Carey and Tim Davies celebrated the launch of Westchester Publishing Services in the UK.
Michael Palin launched Erebus: The Story of a Ship (Random House) with an illustrated talk at the Royal Geographical Society in London on 20th September.
Co-founder of ethical cosmetics giant Lush, Mark Constantine OBE, launched his biography Dear John: The Road To Pelindaba at the Lush Showcase event at the Manchester Central convention complex on Sunday 23rd September. He was joined on stage in conversation with his childhood friend Jeff Osment, who wrote the biography.
Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon helped get the 20th annual Wigtown Book Festival underway on 21st September with a talk about her lifelong love of books with author Damian Barr.
Sturgeon also met young people from the festival’s Book Bridge team in The Bookshop, Wigtown to chat about their favourite reads.
Northbank Talent Management founder and c.e.o. Diane Banks gave a speech at the launch party of the literary and talent agency, held at RSA House in London on 25th September.
Dorcas Gwata, Julliet Mabey and Tukiya Mutupa were among the guests at the Northbank Talent Management launch party.
Ben Lyttleton (far left) and Alex Bellos (far right) launched their new book Football School Season 3: Where Football Tackles the World! (Walker) at Forest Green Rovers FC in Nailsworth with help from The Green Devil and FGR player Farrend Rawson. The book contains a whole chapter about the sustainability initiatives brought in at Forest Green Rovers, the world’s greenest football club.