Join us to hear some of the shortlisted authors for this year's Authors' Club Best First Novel Award read from and discuss their work. Literary critic and chair of judges Suzi Feay chairs a panel that includes Kerry Hudson (Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma), Ros Barber (The Marlowe Papers), Lloyd Shepherd (The English Monster) and Patrick Flanery (Absolution). If you're looking to discover the next big thing in fiction, this evening is a great place to start.
Venue: The Gallery at Foyles Charing Cross Road
Tickets: Free, but need to be reserved by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.Please note, no physical tickets will be issued, the confirmation email you will receive is proof of your reservation.
Kathryn Simmonds, whose first novel features the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, looks at the rights and responsibilities of the fiction writer when covering events in living memory.
Edward Carey, author the Iremonger trilogy for young adults, shares his memories of an earlier career working in Christina Foyle's eccentric bookshop.
Marie Phillips, an author who definitely knows where her towel is, reveals the effect of exposure to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at a young age.