Event at the Edge of the World Bookshop, Penzance, 8 July

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On 8 July I headed down to the Edge of the World Bookshop in Penzance to do an evening event  about The Versions of Us – complete with Pimm’s and a posse of very lovely readers – as part of the Penzance Literary Festival. It was fantastic to head back to Cornwall – a part of […]

Reading Group Summer Social, Ruislip, Saturday 20 June, 6-8.30pm

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I will be heading to Winston Churchill Hall in Ruislip on Saturday 20 June for a lovely-sounding event organised by Hillingdon Libraries to mark Reading Group Day. Fellow authors Gill Hornby, M.J. McGrath, Gilly Macmillan and Fionnuala Kearney will be there too; as, I’m reliably informed, will be a selection of strawberries and scones. What, […]

Book signing at Oxford Waterstones, Saturday 20 June, 2.30pm

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I’ll be popping into Waterstones in Oxford – on Broad Street, to be precise – on the afternoon of Saturday 20 June to sign copies of The Versions of Us. I visited the store for the first time earlier this year to show the lovely staff a proof copy…  So excited to be heading back there […]

New Voices event, New Writing South, Brighton, Friday 19 June

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I’ll be heading south to Brighton – one of my very favourite places in the UK, as it happens – to talk about The Versions of Us at an event organised by New Writing South. Fellow debut author Rebecca Dinerstein will also be talking about her amazing-looking new book, The Sunlit Night. Tickets and info here: https://uk.patronbase.com/_NewWritingSouth/Productions/R/Performances

Debut author evening, Waterstones Cambridge, Thursday 2 July

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The Versions of Us begins in Cambridge, a city I came to know well – and to love – in the three years I spent there as a student of Italian and Spanish at Clare College. I’m so grateful to Waterstones in Cambridge for designing the most beautiful window and in-store displays for The Versions of Us – […]

An evening of new fiction, Waterstones Covent Garden, Wednesday 17 June

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The Versions of Us hits London’s Covent Garden Waterstones on Garrick Street, along with the debut novels by my fellow Weidenfeld & Nicolson authors Colin Macintyre, Catriona Ward and Antonia Honeywell. We’ll be reading, talking, and generally discussing all things literary. Tickets are £3 and available here: https://www.waterstones.com/events/an-evening-of-new-fiction-at-waterstones-covent-garden/london-covent-garden

Speakeasy at Drink Shop Do, Kings Cross, London: Tuesday 9 June

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I will be reading from, and talking about, The Versions of Us at the June edition of Drink Shop Do’s very exciting sounding Speakeasy event. Think Prohibition-era cocktails, giggles, and a gaggle of writers improvising short stories… Gulp! Fellow authors Leigh Russell and Stark Holborn will also be in attendance. Details and (free!) tickets here: https://thatnightwheretheydowriting.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/episode-23-090615/

Debut authors event, Bradford Literature Festival,
16-17 May

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I’ll be heading up to Bradford on the weekend of 16-17 May to talk about The Versions of Us with a number of other debut authors.  More info as I have it. http://www.bradfordliteraturefestival.co.uk

The Versions of Us: Event at West End Lane Books, London,
Thursday 11 June 2015

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I’ll be discussing The Versions of Us at the lovely West End Lane Books in West Hampstead, north London, alongside fellow author Alex Hourston, whose novel In My House is published by Faber.

Q&A with David Mitchell, Dulwich Books, London,
Thursday 18 June 2015

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I’ll be heading back to Dulwich Books to interview the fantastic David Mitchell – author of Cloud Atlas, Black Swan Green, and most recently, The Bone Clocks, among many other brilliant works of fiction. As you can probably tell, I am more than a little bit excited. http://dulwichbooks.co.uk/2015/03/16/meet-the-author-david-mitchell-in-conversation-at-dulwich-books-thursday-18th-june-7pm/

Pimms and a posse of authors at Dulwich Books, London,
Tuesday 23 June 2015

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Join me and my fellow debut Weidenfeld & Nicolson authors Antonia Honeywell (The Ship); Catriona Ward (Rawblood) and Colin Macintyre (The Letters of Ivor Punch) for an evening of fun fiction chat. Oh, and there will be Pimms. http://dulwichbooks.co.uk/2015/03/21/pimms-a-posse-of-authors-tuesday-23rd-june/

Keynote speech, Roehampton University creative writing day soiree,
Monday 23 March 2015

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The creative writing students at Roehampton invited me to share a few thoughts about fiction and how to stay inspired. Should you be so inclined, you can read a copy of my speech here

Q&A with Evie Wyld, Dulwich Books, London,
Wednesday 18 March 2015

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I will be talking to my fellow south Londoner, novelist and European Book Award winner Evie Wyld about her brilliant second novel, All The Birds, Singing, at the lovely Dulwich Books. http://arounddulwich.co.uk/european-union-prize-for-literature-reading-with-evie-wyld/