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Foyles First-time Salon - Steve Hely, Sam Leith & Stuart Evers

Wednesday 20th April 2011 6pm - 8:30pm 107 Charing Cross Road Literary Event

Foyles presents a very special event for some very special novelists. The Foyles First-time Salon is our new showcase for the most exciting, incredible and downright brilliant writers around. Join us this spring for the chance to discover the hottest new talent; hear them read and talk about their writing and chat with new acquaintances about the meaning of life and literature, over a glass of wine in the salubrious surroundings of our Gallery. We may even get someone tinkling the ivories to add to the evening's entertainment.

Tickets are free but strictly limited. Doors open at 6pm. And don't despair about the lack of ladies on the line up, we're organising a special event for them later in the year.

 

About our first-time novelists:
Steve Hely is an Emmy-award winning screenwriter and former editor of the Harvard Lampoon who's written for shows as diverse as 30 Rock, American Dad and Letterman. How I Became a Famous Novelist is his first novel and charts the rise and very hard fall of a first time novelist only in it for fame and fortune (he swears it's not autobiographical). Genuinely hilarious but utterly agonising for anyone who's ever fancied themselves as something of a writer or worked in publishing.

Sam Leith is a writer, journalist and former Literary Editor turned novelist. In non-fiction he's written books about dead pets, sod's law and has one on rhetoric out this autumn. The Coincidence Engine is his first novel and features a snooker table falling from the sky, a man who has literally no imagination and a ring that may well cause the most bizarre coincidences to occur wherever it gets inadvertently taken.

Stuart Evers used to be a bookseller, which makes us especially fond of him. His first book, Ten Stories About Smoking, is a pitch perfect collection of short stories: tormented, troubled, funny, wry but above all very human. We love reading them on the commute,, but they're at their best late at night with a slightly sour whiskey in hand.

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