On Tuesday 19th March, Stripes held a rainbow themed party at The Marquis Cornwallis to celebrate the publication of its YA LGBTQ+ anthology Proud, compiled by Juno Dawson centre back. Dawson is pictured alongside the collection’s contributing authors and illustrators.
Peters, the official book supplier of the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals, held a party at their Birmingham showroom on Tuesday 19th March to celebrate the newly announced 2019 shortlists. (©Vivienne Bailey)
Chair Alison Brumwell centre is pictured alongside shortlistees L-R Jessica Love, Poonam Mistry, Sophie Anderson and Sally Nicholls. (©Vivienne Bailey)
American YA author Angie Thomas centre visited six cities and spoke to over 3,000 people as part of the UK tour to promote her latest title On The Come Up (Walker Books). One of the stops of the tour was London, where Thomas took part in an event at the Mayor’s Office above.
For the first time, the Jane Grigson Trust Prize was jointly awarded—to Elly McCausland far left and Dan Saladino. They are pictured alongside chair of judges Geraldine Holt at Quo Vadis restaurant in Soho on Monday 18th March.
A team from Walker Books completed the Where’s Wally Fun Run around Clapham Common on Sunday 17th March, raising over £1,150 for the National Literacy Trust.
Laure Eve was among the authors participating in panel discussions and signing books at the Northern YA Literary Festival, held on Saturday 16th March in Preston.
The National Literacy Trust held its annual fundraising gala on Thursday 14th March at Drapers’ Hall in London. Authors and illustrators including Lauren Child, Bill Bryson and Cressida Cowell attended to support the event. (©WeShootLondon Photography)