Pictures of the week

Pictures of the week

Akala joined Stormzy at the launch of Penguin Random House’s new imprint #Merky Books, which took place on Wednesday 7th November at the Barbican in London. (©Blaow)


Nearly 50 bloggers, instagrammers & vloggers joined debut author Stacey Halls at a party previewing her forthcoming novel The Familiars (Bonnier Zaffre), due to be published in Spring 2019. The party took place at Dead Dolls House on Tuesday 6th November.


The inaugural Bath and Bristol Small Publishers’ Gathering took place on Saturday 3rd November with 28 presses in attendance, including three authors from Writers Unchained, the Bristol women's writing collective pictured. (©Tom Dodd Photography)


Children's illustrator Helen Oxenbury spoke at the launch of her biograpghy, Helen Oxenbury: A Life in Illustration (Walker Books) by Leonard S. Marcus, which took place on Friday 2nd October at Chris Beetle's Art Gallery.


More than 200 guests from the publishing and education sectors, including L-R author SF Said and CLPE chief executive Louise Johns-Shepherd, attended the launch of a new crowdfunded literacy library, opened by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education on Friday 2nd November.


Pan Macmillan celebrated the launch of Drawing Europe Together: Forty-five Illustrators, One Europe with a panel event at Waterstones Piccadilly on Thursday 1st November. Panelists included L-R Moritz Verlag's Markus Weber, Waterstones' James Daunt, Macmillan Children's Books' Belinda Rasmussen, contributor Sarah McIntyre, Axel Scheffler, journalist Rosie Goldsmith and Pan Macmillan's Anthony Forbes-Watson.


Jodi Picoult right joined bookshop owner Sheryl Shurville at Chorleywood Bookshop on Thursday 1st November, to celebrate the launch of her latest novel A Spark of Light (Hodder).


L-R Nina Stibbe, Kathy Burke, Mike Gayle and John Mitchinson were among those who took part in Manchester Literature Festival, which took place between 6th and 21st October.