Category: Events

Book Awards 2017

I love a good round-up, so every year I put together my best (and worst) reads of the previous twelve months for the 50ayear Annual Book Awards! This year I have 56 books to choose from, and let… Read More

An evening with Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie

Last week I went to see Ali Smith and Kamila Shamsie in conversation at my local Waterstones, as part of the Bristol Festival of Ideas. It was a really fascinating evening, but before I get into it, I… Read More

Philip Pullman in conversation with Horatio Clare

A couple of weeks ago I was lucky enough to go and see Philip Pullman, the creator of His Dark Materials, in conversation with travel and nature writer Horatio Clare in Cardiff’s Millennium Centre. The two of them talked,… Read More

‘The Book of Dust’ midnight launch

Last night I went to the Bristol Waterstones midnight launch of Philip Pullman’s new book, The Book of Dust. That’s right, after all that anticipation, I now have my hands on a copy! The whole night was just lovely. First… Read More

Book Awards 2016

2016 has been a great year of reading for me, and I’ve totalled 68 books this year! Of course, that has made choosing the winners of 2016’s book awards much harder, so I’ve added a couple of extra categories and there’ll… Read More