Friday, December 25, 2009

Exclusive literary events at Foyles in early 2010

Foyles bookshops start the New Year with a string of exclusive author appearances including Jasper Fforde, Peter Carey and Siri Hustvedt in The Gallery at Charing Cross Road and Joanna Trollope is the guest of honour at its second literary supper at the St Pancras Grand.

Tickets and Venue
Unless otherwise stated all events are free and held in the Gallery at Foyles, Charing Cross Road. Email to reserve a place.

Event details:

Monday 18 January, 6.30pm
Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey – Event & Q&A
On the first night of his long awaited UK tour Jasper Fforde launches his new book Shades of Grey. Ever humorous Fforde will reveal how he dreamt up a world where colour is a commodity and spoons are illegal.
Tickets: Free, email to reserve a place

Friday 22 January 5.00pm, Foyles Westfield
Maria V. Snyder, Sea Glass - Signing & Q&A
Fans of the Twilight series will also love Maria V Snyder’s books. In a rare UK appearance, Maria Snyder will be signing at Foyles Westfield. The second in the Opal Cowan Trilogy, Sea Glass, follows student magician Opal Cowan as she steals away from the magic council, on an epic quest to find the man she loves.
Venue: Foyles Westfield, Tickets: Free

Tuesday 2 February, 6.30pm
Peter Carey, Parrot and Olivier in America – Reading, talk and Q&A
Meet Peter Carey,(pic left-Courier Mail), twice winner of the Man Booker Prize, at his only UK appearance to discuss his eleventh novel, Parrot and Olivier in America, on the eve of its publication.
Tickets: Free, email to reserve a place

Wednesday 3 February, 6.30pm
The Shaking Woman – Siri Hustvedt in conversation with Lisa Appignanesi
Inspired by a violent and mysterious seizure she suffered during a memorial event for her father, American author Siri Hustvedt’s new book is a journey into the mysterious relationship between body and mind. For this exclusive UK event, she will be in conversation with Lisa Appiganesei, President of English PEN and prize-winning author of Mad, Bad and Sad.
Tickets: Free, email to reserve a place

Saturday 27 February, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Harvill Secker Day of International writing­ – workshops and discussions
Publisher Harvill Secker celebrates its 100th anniversary with a Day of International writing, featuring authors Manuel Rivas, Nicholas Shakespeare, Stuart Neville, Gene Kerrigan, Alon Hilu and Tim Parks.
Tickets: £18/£15 cons. including full day of events, goodie bag of books, and refreshments. Email for details

Saturday 20 March, 11.00am – 5.00pm
Picador Day, with top Picador authors and poets including Jim Crace - workshops and discussions
Meet and learn from the best Picador contemporary writers, from Man Booker novelists to Forward Prize winners, from debut authors to Sunday Times bestsellers.
Tickets: £18/£15 cons. Email for details

Foyles Literary Suppers at The St Pancras Grand

Following the successful launch in November, Foyles Bookshop and the St Pancras Grand restaurant continue their literary suppers. Dine and discuss in one of London's most treasured buildings, St Pancras International.

Monday 22 February, 6.30pm for 7.00pm start
Joanna Trollope OBE, (pic left - Martin Godwin).

Joanna Trollope introduces her new novel, The Other Family. The highly acclaimed and prolific author reads from and discusses her latest heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, bonds and betrayal at the second Foyles Literary Supper in the St Pancras Grand.
Tickets: £40, includes three course meal
To reserve tickets contact Amanda Gowing: Email: or Tel: 0207 870 9900.

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