Book Events

Book Event: Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Winner Ceremony

First, please can I thank Wellcome Book Prize for the invitation to the winner ceremony and introducing me to some fantastic books this year. The event held at the Wellcome Collection in Euston was introduced and led by the judges Val McDermid (chair), Simon Baron-Cohen, Gemma Cairney, Tim Lewens and Di Speirs. The winner – Mend The Libing…… Continue reading Book Event: Wellcome Book Prize 2017 Winner Ceremony

Book Events · Book Reviews

Book Review and Event: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

I start DiverseAThon week with Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi.  Having just finished this book I hot footed it to Daunt Books in Marylebone, London for an author event where I had the pleasure of meeting Gyasi and hearing her read from the book. Thank you to Daunt Books for hosting such a wonderful evening and…… Continue reading Book Review and Event: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Book Events · Musings

DiverseAThon: Reading Diverse Books

I have read quite a wide range of diverse books but always keen to read more.  One of the reasons why I enjoy reading diverse books instead of one genre or a genre I can identify with easily over and over again is that it provides you with a wider perspective of life.  I have…… Continue reading DiverseAThon: Reading Diverse Books

Book Events · Book Reviews

Poetry Event: Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest at The Roundhouse, Camden 11 December 2016

Kate tells us to wake up and love more. After hearing Let Them Eat Chaos your eyes and ears will be wide awake. It’s 4.18am and Kate follows seven different people on the same street…awake…with thoughts swirling in their minds. There’s a storm brewing: the consequences of which we are to discover – but first,…… Continue reading Poetry Event: Let Them Eat Chaos by Kate Tempest at The Roundhouse, Camden 11 December 2016

Book Events

Book Event: Zadie Smith with the London Review Bookshop 21 November 2016

What a treat. Zadie Smith is my ultimate favourite author. The way she grasps how one can feel foreign in a country they were born is always so perceptively on point. Topped with my favourite author – my favourite bookshop (London Review Bookshop) hosted the event at RIBA’s office in London just off Oxford Street (which…… Continue reading Book Event: Zadie Smith with the London Review Bookshop 21 November 2016

Book Events · Man Booker 2016

Book Event: Man Booker Shortlist 2016 Readings 25 October 2016

I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Man Booker Shortlist readings the day before the winner was announced at the Southbank Centre in London. I had read three out of the six shortlisted books at this point: All That Man Is, Hot Milk and His Bloody Project and I was looking forward to hearing from Thein (Do…… Continue reading Book Event: Man Booker Shortlist 2016 Readings 25 October 2016