Breaking Bard with Holly Smale

The works of William Shakespeare have shaped the English language and the culture of English-speaking countries, and even in translation his plays are well-known around the world. On the 400th anniversary of Shakepeare’s death, our panel will discuss this influence on their own work and lives. Authors: Holly Smale, Ben Crystal, Matt Haig and Marcia … Continued

Jonathan Franzen is guest of honour at new Fnac Festival

The French chain Fnac will hold its first book festival on 2-4 September at the Carreaux du Temple in Paris. Guest of honour will be Jonathan Franzen, who will present this year’s Fnac literary prize at the inaugural evening on 1st September. More than 100 authors will participate, signing their work and taking part in debates. Fnac … Continued

Robin Hobb signs copies of ASSASSIN’S FATE at The English Bookshop, Uppsala

Robin Hobb signs her new book Assassin’s Fate, the concluding third part in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy, in the Uppsala shop on Tuesday 9th May at 12:30. Pre-book your copy of The Assassin’s Fate to make sure you get a copy at the signing. Pre-order a personalized signed copy if you can’t make … Continued

Robin Hobb & Assassin’s Fate – Event at SF Bokhandeln in Gothenburg

Robin Hobb will be visiting Science Fiction Bokhandeln in Gothenburg to talk about her newly released book: Assassin’s Fate. This much-anticipated novel concludes the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. Come and listen to us in discussion with Robin, ask your own questions about her books, and listen to her read an excerpt from Assassin’s Fate. Robin Hobb is … Continued

Philip Hoare on RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR – Shakespeare & Co., Paris

One of the most compelling non-fiction writers at work today, Philip Hoare will be at Shakespeare & Co. in Paris to discuss the astonishing RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, a portrait of the subtle, beautiful, inspired and demented ways in which we have come to terms with our watery planet. If you’d like to pre-order a signed and personalized … Continued