Yasmin Abdel-Magied read an extract from essay collection It’s Not About the Burqa—edited by Mariam Khan—at Picador’s 2019 showcase, which took place on Tuesday 26th February at the ICA. (©Alicia Clarke)
Guests included L-R Paul Baggaley, Sinead Gleeson, Kishani Widyaratna and Peter Straus. (© Alicia Clarke)
Martin Goodman launched his novel J SS Bach (Wrecking Ball Press) with an evening of music and literature at the University of Hull on Tuesday 26th February. Goodman was joined by cellist Brice Catherine.
Nadiya Hussain discussed her forthcoming books—memoir Finding My Voice (Headline Home) and children’s title My Monster and Me (Hodder Children’s Books)—with Lauren Laverne at Hachette’s annual showcase. The event took place at the Hammersmith Apollo on Monday 25th February.
Françoise Frenkel’s rediscovered Holocaust memoir No Place to Lay One’s Head (Pushkin Press) won the 2019 JQ Wingate Literary Prize on Monday 25th February. Pushkin Press m.d. Adam Freudenheim second right collected the award on behalf of Frenkel—he is pictured alongside three of the judges; Arifa Akbar, Shoshana Boyd Gelfand and Francesca Simon.
On Saturday 23rd February, a selection of children’s authors and illustrators joined Blackwell’s Bookshop in Westgate, Oxford, for a day of events supporting the Authors4Oceans campaign. L-R Piers Torday, Linda Newbery, Dougie Poynter, Alexandra Pearson, Lauren St John, Katherine Rundell and Chris Riddell.
Century celebrated the launch of Katie Fforde’s latest novel A Rose Petal Summer on Tuesday 19th February at Somerset House in London.