Evening events, Books, Book signing

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Kamila Shamsie

Kamila Shamsie, the Orange shortlisted author of Burnt Shadows comes to Bloomsbury to discuss her stunning new novel, A God in Every Stone, with her editor Alexandra Pringle.

Bloomsbury Institute, London WC1B

Thu 24 Apr

£10; £25 inc/ book

  • 18:30 – 19:45

Doug Johnstone: The Dead Beat

Edinburgh author Doug Johnstone discusses his sixth novel, about a newspaper intern who is launched into a search for answers when a coworker commits suicide.

Looking Glass Books, Edinburgh

Thu 1 May

Free / 0131 229 2902

In conversation with Allan Guthrie.

  • 18:30

Karl Ove Knausgaard: Book Signing

The bestselling Norwegian author will be signing copies of his 'Boyhood Island', the third and latest book of the 'My Struggle' cycle.

Waterstones, London W1J

Fri 23 May

Free / 020 7851 2400

  • 18:30

Ben Watt: Romany and Tom

The musician, producer and author discusses his memoir Romany And Tom, about the lives of his parents in post-war Britain.

Brighton Dome

Wed 7 May

Brighton Dome Studio Theatre

£10 / 01273 709709

  • 20:00
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Alfred Brendel

The pianist gives a lecture on his life in classical music and discusses his book A Pianist's A to Z.

Royal Northern College Of Music, Manchester

Wed 7 May

RNCM Theatre

£15 ( £13.50; £13.50; £7; Children £13.50 under 18s) / 0161 907 5555

  • 19:30

Laini Taylor: Author Event

The American young-adult fantasy author talks about and signs copies of her novel Dreams Of Gods And Monsters, the third and final book in the Daughter Of Smoke And Bone trilogy.

Waterstones, High Street, Birmingham

Thu 1 May

£3 / 0121 633 4353

  • 19:30

Alison Moore: Book Launch

The 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlisted author discusses and signs copies of her book He Wants.

Waterstones, Nottingham

Fri 15 Aug

£3 / 0843 290 8525

  • 19:00

BOOKMARK Blairgowrie Rattray and the Glens Book Festival

A new weekend book festival for Blairgowrie and Rattray with guest authors and a range of events including an interactive children's programme.

The Royal Hotel, Blairgowrie

Fri 10 Oct

prices vary

  • 19:00 – 21:00
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Christopher Somerville: Author's Event

Bristol is surrounded by accessible and beautiful countryside. The Times Walks Columnist and author of over 30 books, will talk about his favourite places and the wildlife near Bristol.

Stanfords, Bristol

Thu 22 May

£2 / 0117 929 9966

  • 19:00

Come And Meet Emma Healey: Author Event

The author talks about and signs copies of her novel Elizabeth Is Missing.

Waterstones, Ipswich

Mon 30 Jun

Phone for prices / 01473 289044

  • 19:00 – 21:00

Stanfords, Bristol

Thu 8 May

£2 / 0117 929 9966

  • 19:00

Dave Pamah - Firefighting From Within: Book Launch

'Firefighting from Within' by Dave Pamah Book Launch You need to be 18 or over to join the casino and enter the bar. Valid ID is required, either a passport or drivers licence.

Grosvenor G Casino Piccadilly, London W1D

Wed 14 May

Free / 020 7287 7887

  • 18:00 – 21:00

David Starkey: Author Event

The constitutional historian talks about and signs copies of his book The Tudors And Us.

South Hill Park Arts Centre, Bracknell

Thu 8 May

Wilde Theatre

£16 / 01344 484 123

  • 19:30
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Dylan Thomas In New York: Lecture And Book Launch

Join Swansea poet Peter Thabit Jones for an evening to celebrate Thomas's time in New York and the launch his new book Dylan Thomas: Walking Tour Of Greenwich Village, written with Thomas's daughter Aeronwy Thomas.

National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Sun 18 May

Free / 01792 638950

  • 18:00

Firefighting From Within

'Firefighting from Within' by Dave Pamah Book Launch at Grosvenor G Piccadilly.

Grosvenor G Casino Piccadilly, London W1D

Wed 14 May

Free / 020 7287 7887

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Gaie Sebold: Book Signing

The author signs copies of her latest book, Shanghai Sparrow, a tale of espionage, warring empires and thrilling exploits with a dynamic heroine, which takes Steampunk out of England and into the Far East.

Forbidden Planet, London WC2H

Thu 8 May

Free / 020 7420 3666

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Ilan Pappe: The Idea Of Israel

The author talks about his book and signs copies.

Blackwell's, Oxford

Fri 25 Apr

Phone for prices / 01865 333623

  • 19:00 – 20:00

James Runcie: Sidney Chambers and the Problem of Evil

Writer, script writer and filmmaker James Runcie introduces his newest book, the third in his Grantchester Mysteries, which is currently in development for a TV series.

Browsers Bookshop, Woodbridge

Wed 14 May

£6

  • 19:30 – 21:30
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Jo Nesbo: Author Event

The Norwegian crime author signs copies of his novel The Son.

Scarborough Spa

Mon 28 Apr

£9 / 01723 376774

  • 19:30

Waterstones Thanet, Broadstairs

Tue 22 Apr

Free / 0843 290 8643

  • 17:30

Stanfords, Bristol

Thu 1 May

£2 / 0117 929 9966

  • 19:00

Louise Welsh: A Lovely Way to Burn

The Scottish crime literature stalwart releases her latest novel, the first in her new Plague Times trilogy, which begins as a global plague called 'the Sweats' sweeps across London.

National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Thu 8 May

Free / 0131 623 3734

  • 18:00 – 19:00

Maggie Grimshaw: Surf over Sand

The Darwen-born author returns to her local library to launcher new book, Surf over Sand, about a marriage that falls apart.

Darwen Library Theatre

Thu 8 May

£1 (includes light refreshments) / 01254 706006

  • 18:30 – 19:30
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