Author & Book Launch Events - Little, Brown Book Group

Events

  • 31 May
    Josephine Hart Poetry Hour

    Hay Festival
    4pm

    We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of WB Yeats with this reading of his poetry.

  • 30 May
    Tracey Thorn in conversation with Xan Brooks

    Hay Festival
    8:30pm

    The riveting follow-up to her Bedsit Disco Queen. Part memoir, part wide-ranging exploration of the art, mechanics and spellbinding power of singing, Naked at the Albert Hall takes in Dusty Springfield, Dennis Potter and George Eliot; Auto-tune, the ...

  • 28 May
    Lord William Waldegrave in discussion with Sarfraz Manzoor

    Hay Festival
    1pm

    A beautifully weighted memoir of political success and failure from the son of an Earl, who after Eton and Oxford found himself in cabinet and at the heart of Margaret Thatcher’s government. Just as his star was in the ascent, Waldegrave bec ...

  • 28 May
    Alex Wheatle gets creative with Steven Camden

    Hay Festival
    5:30pm

    Steven Camden and Alex Wheatle: Getting Creative with Rap, Rhyme and Reality Steven Camden, aka Polarbear, one of the top Spoken Word artists on the circuit today, loves rap, rhyme and stories that feel real. He talks about getting creative with ...

  • 27 May
    Kevin Maher in discussion with Vesna Goldsworthy and Rosie Goldsmith

    Hay Festival
    7pm

    Maher introduces his wonderful novel Last Night On Earth, in which his protagonist Jay, a separated husband but committed father, has his life disrupted by the arrival of ‘The Clappers’, an old friend from Ireland. Goldsworthy’s ...

  • 27 May
    Juliet Barker discusses England, Arise

    Hay Festival
    2:30pm

    Juliet Barker in conversation with Stephanie Merritt dicusses her new work, England, Arise. In the summer of 1381 England erupted in a violent popular uprising as unexpected as it was unprecedented. Sceptical of contemporary chroniclers’ acco ...

  • 26 May
    Juliet Barker discusses Agincourt

    Hay Festival
    2:30pm

    Juliete Barker discusses Agincourt: the King, the campagin and the battle. On St Crispin’s Day 1415, Henry V and his exhausted army of 9,000 long-bowmen and infantry defeated the 20,000 massed cavalry and nobility of France. It was a turning ...

  • 26 May
    Alexander McCall Smith talks to SJ Parris

    Hay Festival
    5:30pm

    A conversation with the prolific master storyteller whose latest books are the comic masterpiece Fatty O’Leary’s Dinner Party, The Novel Habits of Happiness in his Isabel Dalhousie series, the 15th Ladies No.1 Detective Agency book The Ha ...

  • 25 May
    Will Hutton examines the state of Britain today

    Hay Festival
    7pm

    The journalist and economics commentator examines the state of Britain today and looks forward to a Britain of tomorrow. Hutton argues that allowing the market to decide, irrespective of justice and equity, has led to a capitalism that extracts v ...

  • 25 May
    Tom Holland in discussion with Katrin Bennhold

    Hay Festival
    10am

    What do the Charlie Hebdo murders and the rise of the Islamic State owe to Islam? It would be comforting to insist, as many have done, that they owe nothing at all; but Holland, in the inaugural Christopher Hitchens Lecture, argues that the truth ...

  • 25 May
    Sandi Toksvig at the Hay Library Lecture

    Hay Festival
    4pm

    A celebration of reading and books from the comedian, broadcaster and writer whose books include the novels Hitler’s Canary, Flying Under Bridges and Valentine Grey, children’s stories The Littlest Viking and The Troublesome Tooth Fairy, ...

  • 25 May
    Lynsey Addario talks to Rosie Boycott

    Hay Festival
    1pm

    The frontline photographer discusses her memoir of post-9/11 photo-journalism and shows her pictures. She travels with purpose and bravery, photographing the Afghan people before and after the Taliban reign, the civilian casualties and misundersto ...

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

    Hay Festival
    10am

    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. ...

  • 24 May
    Tom Holland in discussion with David Aaronvitch and Rachel Jolley

    Hay Festival
    8:30pm

    Tom Holland and guests discuss five short arguments about flashpoints in the Freedom of Speech debates – porn, blasphemy, Israel, national security.

  • 24 May
    Dennis Lehane at Hay Festival 2015

    Hay Festival
    1pm

    Dennis Lehane will be appearing at the Hay Festival 2015 to talk about his work and his new novel, World Gone By.

  • 23 May
    Sarah Churchwell on freedom of expression

    Hay Festival
    8:30pm

    Sarah Churchwell in discussion with Elif Shafak, Rachael Jolley and David Aaronovitch on the limits of free speech and civility.

  • 23 May
    Sarah Churchwell on education

    Hay Festival
    7pm

    A discussion on education with Sarah Churchwell, Anthony Grayling, Karen Usher and Peter Grayling. More people are going to university in Britain than ever before, and they’re paying to do so. But are the institutions themselves fit for purpo ...

  • 23 May
    Sandi Toksvig in conversation with Stephen Fry

    Hay Festival
    8:30pm

    Sandi Toksvig and Stephen Fry will be in discussion on the aftermath of the election and what Rights we want to fight for. The festival President hosts this first in a Magna Carta series of twenty events at Hay Festival 2015, and is joined by inter ...

  • 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. ...