Author & Book Launch Events - Little, Brown Book Group


  • 18 Aug
    Alexander McCall Smith - A Love Affair with Edinburgh

    Bailie Gifford Main Theatre

    A Love Affair with Edinburgh Whether it’s Isabel Dalhousie and her Sunday Philosophy Club or the charming cast of 44 Scotland Street, many of Alexander McCall Smith’s characters are people of Edinburgh. ‘I love this city,’ h ...

  • 17 Aug
    Jane Gardam at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

    Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

    The Female Gaze: Great Parts for Older Women On stage and on television the older woman may struggle for good parts, but not so in novels. Jane Gardam and Penelope Lively, two of Britain’s best-loved and most highly acclaimed authors, both ch ...

  • 15 Aug
    Sarah Waters at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

    Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

    The Female Gaze: Classics by Women Writers Three of Britain’s best-loved contemporary writers join us to discuss their favourite Virago Modern Classics author. Sarah Waters discusses Rebecca West, Maggie O’Farrell chooses Molly Keane, a ...

  • 15 Aug
    Marilynne Robinson at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2015

    Baillie Gifford Main Theatre

    The Female Gaze: The Restless Reader   Orange prize-winner, Pulitzer prize-winner, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner, essayist and writer of the most luminous fiction: Marilynne Robinson is, on the basis of her novels Housekeeping, Gil ...

  • 25 May
    A discussion on the life and work of Mary Renault

    Hay Festival

    Tom Holland, Bettany Hughes and Peter Stothard celebrate the republication of Renault’s fabulous Greek historical novels – The Bull from the Sea, The King Must Die, Fire From Heaven, Funeral Games, Lion in the Gateway and The Persian Boy. ...

  • 12 Nov
    Marilynne Robinson in conversation with Bryan Appleyard at Blackwells

    Blackwell's Bookshop

    Marilynne Robinson will be appearing in conversation with Bryan Appleyard at Blackwells, presenting for us her acclaimed new novel 'Lila' about a girl fearfully living on the edge of society.

  • 17 Oct
    Tom Holland Lecture at BBC History Weekend

    Malmesbury, Wiltshire
    7:30pm - 9:30pm

    In this BBC History Weekend lecture, Tom Holland will be examining the traditional story of Islam's birth and asking whether the religion, rather than emerging amid the isolation of a desert, in fact reflects much broader influences of the Near East. ...

  • 07 Oct
    Kevin Pietersen at The Monastery, Manchester

    The Monastery, Manchester
    7pm - 8pm

    Renowned batsman Kevin Pietersen will be discussing and signing copies of his book, KP: The Autobiography, at The Monastery in Manchester.

  • 30 Sep
    Adam Macqueen at Gillingham Library

    Gillingham Library

    Adam Macqueen will be discussing and reading from his book, The Prime Minister's Ironing Board and Other State Secrets, at Gillingham Library.

  • 20 Jul
    Ben Fergusson - Latitude Festival

    Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Beccles, Suffolk
    12:30pm - 1:45pm

    Ben Fergusson will be reading from The Spring of Kasper Meier, followed by an audience Q&A. 

  • 19 Jul
    Mark Billingham - Harrogate Crime Festival

    The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

    Quiz masters and Celebrity Mastermind winners Mark Billingham and Val McDermid ask the questions to determine who will be waving aloft the genre's most coveted cup.

  • 19 Jul
    Elizabeth Haynes Harrogate International Crime Festival

    The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

    The New Wave in Forensics - With a focus on some of the most recent and innovative digital development, we ask why are readers so enthralled by the forensics of crime, both real and fictional? 

  • 18 Jul
    Nick Stone 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

    32 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate, North Yorkshire

    Nick Stone to appear at 2014 Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival on 18th July.

  • 17 Jul
    Roy and Lesley Adkins at Penzance Literary Festival

    Morrab Library, Penzance

    Roy and Lesley Adkins will be giving a talk at the Penzance Literary Festival, in Cornwall, in the wonderful Morrab Library. 

  • 14 Jul
    Rachel Cooke - Buxton Literary Festival

    Buxton, Derbyshire
    2pm - 3pm

    Rachel discusses her new book, Her Brilliant Career.   

  • 13 Jul
    YA Lit Convention: London Film and Comic Con 2014

    Earl's Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London
    2:30pm - 3:15pm

    Sisters doing it for themselves' Panel discussion Chair: Sarra Manning. Panellists: Holly Smale, Julie Mayhew, Tanya Byrne Authors Tanya Byrne, Holly Smale and Julie Mayhew will be joining teen queen Sarra Manning to talk about girl heroes in today' ...

  • 13 Jul
    Tom Holland - West Meon Festival

    West Meon Village

    Tom will be discussing the historian Herodotus, and dissecting the art of translation.

  • 13 Jul
    Elizabeth Speller at West Meon Festival

    West Meon

    Elizabeth Speller is the author of three novels and four non-fiction books. Her latest novel, 'At Break of Day', tells the story of four very different men who find themselves at day break on July 1st 1916, the beginning of the Battle of the Somme. A ...

  • 13 Jul
    Taylor Downing at Ways with Words

    The Barn, Dartington, Totnes, Devon

    Normally portrayed as a brutal war fought from the trenches, World War I is one of history's most retold events. Taylor Downing offers a fresh history of the era by profiling key engineers, chemists,physicists, doctors, mathematicians and intelligenc ...

  • 12 Jul
    Stephen Booth - Reading Matters Bookshop

    Reading Matters Bookshop, 48 Market Street, Chapel-le-Frith, Derbyshire
    10:30am - 12:30pm

    Stephen Booth will be signing books at Reading Matters Bookshop in Derbyshire on Saturday 12th July.