Jen Calleja, translator of The Pine Islands (Serpents Tail), was among the guests at Somerset House on Tuesday 9th April, when the 2019 Man Booker International Prize shortlist was revealed. (©Janey Airey)
Professional court sketch writer Priscilla Coleman captured L-R Sara Collins, Katy Loftus and Nelle Andrew at the launch of Collins’ The Confessions of Frannie Langton (Viking), which took place at Hatchards on Tuesday 9th April.
Waterstones booksellers handed in their real living wage petition to the chain’s flagship London store on Monday 8th April, after more than 9,000 people backed the campaign.
Author Michael Rosen led the children from Tower Hamlets on a "bear hunt" through ZSL London Zoo, as part of Walker Books' celebrations for the 30th anniversary of picturebook classic We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. (©Alex Dimos)
Author Jill Dawson left launched her tenth novel, The Language of Birds (Sceptre), alongside her editor Carole Welch at the Groucho Club on Thursday 4th April.
The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival unveiled its 2019 programme at Browns Courtrooms in London on Wednesday 3rd April. Pictured are this year’s programming committee L-R Val McDermid, NJ Cooper, Steve Mosby, Mari Hannah, Mark Billingham, Jane Gregory and Julia Wisdom. (©Gary Lawson)
Simon Schama left and Stephen Fry hosted Hay Festival Foundation’s annual auction, alongside actor Jude Law, at A.O.K Kitchen & Bakery on Wednesday 3rd April. (©Michael Bowles)
Floris Books and Historic Environment Scotland launched the first two books in their new partnership—Little Explorers: Scottish Castles and Edinburgh Castle for Kids: Fun Facts and Amazing Activities—at Edinburgh Castle. Pictured are Floris Books’ Katy Lockwood-Holmes and Historic Environment Scotland’s Jamie Crawford.
- Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival holds inaugural library conference
- McDermid, Bauer and Turton make Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel longlist
- Cavanagh wins Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award
- Braithwaite, Tyce and Child on Theakston Old Peculier longlist
- Theakstons shortlists J K Rowling and honours McDermid