Location: The Social, 5 Little Portland Street, London W1W 7JD
Information: Tickets £6 in advance / £8 on the door
Over the past eighteen months or so, Faber Social has developed from a live literary and music events programme into a more ambitious forum for publishing experiment.
Featuring a very special, yet secret music performance. We can’t say much, but if you think about Domino Records you’re heading in the right direction. For the first time the Faber New Poets 2013-2014 offering up an exclusive preview of their new poetry pamphlets, out in October. The poets are Rachael Allen, Will Burns, Zaffar Kunial and Declan Ryan. Nick Hayes joins us to discuss his new graphic novel Woody Guthrie: And The Dust Bowl Ballads (Jonathan Cape, September 25). Finally Marcus O’Dair joins us to offer an early preview of his new biography of Robert Wyatt, entitled Different Everytime (Serpent’s Tail, October 30).
Location: Emmanuel Centre 9-23 Marsham Street London SW1P 3DW
Speaker: Steven Pinker, Oliver Kamm
Information: Tickets £30.00
Why is it so hard to write well, and how can we do better? Join us for a conversation on how cultivating the art of writing can be a pleasurable and valuable pursuit.
Steven Pinker is one of the world's leading authorities on language and the mind. This special event will bring him together with language columnist Oliver Kamm for a brilliant evening of discussion.
Steven Pinker is Harvard College Professor and Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University.
His latest book The Sense of Style is a modern take on the writing guide. Eschewing recycled commentary on the effects of texting and tweeting on young people’s mastery of writing, he has instead applied insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.
Joining him is Oliver Kamm, language columnist for The Times. His book Accidence Will Happen: The Non-Pedantic Guide to English Usage is forthcoming from Weidenfeld & Nicolson.
Location: Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS.
Speaker: Five Aothors, five interviewers
Information: Tickets £5.00 Alumni £3.00
Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Joy of Influence festival, a collaboration between the Department of English and the Cultural Institute at King’s which will see some of the country’s best known journalists come to the College to discuss the novel that changed their life.
In September and October, five journalists will be interviewed by a celebrated novelist or editor about how their favourite fictional work has influenced them. The five events will challenge the traditional format of literary conversations, using reflections on fiction to offer insights into how journalism works as a creative art form. The journalists are:
Andrew Marr, one of the country’s best-known political interviewers, who will reveal what he gets from Tolstoy’s historical masterpiece, War and Peace, in conversation with London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers.
Rock journalist Paul Morley, who will discuss the influence of his mentor, Nabokov, with novelist and essayist Adam Thirwell
Paul Mason, more often found at Channel 4 News unravelling the miasma of our economic crises, who will talk to Man Booker-winning novelist Anne Enright about Pynchon’s chaotic modern masterpiece, Gravity’s Rainbow.
Gaby Wood, Head of Books at the Daily Telegraph, who will talk about Italo Calvino’s The Castle of Crossed Destinies with novelist and writer Jonathan Coe
Well-known commentator India Knight who will discuss Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love with novelist and Creative Writing Fellow at King’s Andrew O’Hagan
The talks will explore the region where fiction and non-fiction writing blends and cross-fertilizes and how these works have changed the journalists’ lives and working styles.
Led by Andrew O’Hagan, the Joy of Influence series is now in its second year. Last year saw six novelists talk about their love of another art form and included Kazuo Ishiguro on film, Lavinia Greenlaw on television and John Lanchester on video games.
The talks will run on 22, 23, 26, 29 September & 3 October 2014, 18.30 – 19.30, in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, London WC2R 2LS.
Location: Woodstock, Oxfordshire OX20 1PP
Speaker: A host of star names
Two of the UK's best-known scientists, Professor Richard Dawkins and Dr Alice Roberts, are among a host of star names appearing at the 2014 Blenheim Palace Literary Festival.
Dawkins, author of The Selfish Gene and The God Delusion, features in a special event, at which he will talk about the early influences on his life and work. He will also select some of his favourite music, which will be performed by the outstanding Orchestra of St John conducted by John Lubbock.
Roberts, well known as a presenter on primetime BBC programmes such as Coast and The Incredible Human Journey, will talk about her new book, The Incredible Unlikeliness of Being.
A preview event on Saturday, September 15, features the historian and popular novelist Deborah Harkness talking about the final instalment of her All Saints Trilogy.
Tickets for these and other events can be booked through the festival website at blenheimpalaceliteraryfestival.com A walk-in and telephone box office will open at The Feathers hotel in Woodstock later this month. The festival takes place between Thursday, September 25, and Sunday, September 28.
Location: Frankfurt Germany
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Notting Hill Editions will be exhibiting at The Frankfurt Book Fair from 8th to 12th October 2014. The first three days (Wednesday-Friday) are for trade visitors. On the weekend the doors are open for all those interested in books and media.
More than 275.000 people know exactly where they will be come October. Each year around 7.275 exhibitors present their products and meet new business partners. On the weekend the Book Fair is all about private visitors.
NHE will be introducing new titles so don't miss the chance to connect with us at this important event.