London Book And Poetry Events: 10-16 October

Author appearances, poetry and spoken word events in London this week

Wednesday: Philip Pullman talks about his favourite Grimm fairy tales with John Mullan at Kings Place (7pm, £11.50 / £9.50).

Richard Tyrone-Jones recounts his brush with heart failure at The Albany in Deptford (8pm, £7 / £5).

Ken Livingstone chats about his memoirs at Housmans; we’re sure he’ll have a thing or two to say about the current Mayor (7pm, £3).

The Wimbledon Book Fest continues: go to events with Jojo Moyes, Kate Mosse and Tom Watson MP.

Kate Noakes and Richard Lambert launch their latest poetry collections at Marylebone Books and Music (7pm, free).

Thursday: Two Booker shortlisted authors, Alison Moore and Tan Twan Eng, are at the Big Green Bookshop (7pm, £5).

Anna Raverat reads from and signs her debut novel Signs of Life at Clapham Books (7pm, free).

Find out about the Victorians and lunacy with Sarah Wise at Sutton House, with Pages of Hackney (7pm, £5).

Nikesh Shukla and Nia Barge are the guests at stand up poetry night Bang Said the Gun (8pm, £5).

Ross Sutherland exposes his relationship with computers and machine-built poetry at Toynbee Studios (7.30pm, £5).

Rose Tremain talks to Boyd Tonkin about Merivel, her follow-up to Restoration, at the Wimbledon Book Fest (7.30pm, £10).

Andrea Stuart talks about slavery, empire and her book Sugar in the Blood at Ealing Central Library (6.15pm, free).

The London Review Bookshop is the place to be to find out about maps with Simon Garfield (7pm, £7).

Friday: Steven Appleby launches his Guide to Life at Gosh! Comics (7pm, free).

Storytelling/cabaret night Are You Sitting Comfortably has filthy tales on offer at Toynbee Studios (7.30pm, £8).

Jelena Curcic performs Serbian fairy tales at Rich Mix (8pm, £10 / £7).

Award winning author and poet Bernadine Evaristo talks about her life and reads from her work at Camberwell Library (6.30pm, free).

David Melling is reading and drawing Hugless Douglas for the kids at Wimbledon Book Fest (11am, 1pm, £7.50).

Sascha Aurora Akhtar, Prudence Chamberlain and Simon Smith are the poets at POLYply21 (7pm, free).

Saturday: Children’s author Cressida Cowell is at Daunt Books Holland Park reading from her new book and answering questions (3pm, free).

Discover Victorian strongman Eugen Sandow with David Waller, and debate the future of the book, at Wimbledon Book Fest.

DM Black, Murray Bodo and Sheila Hillier perform at Poetry in the Crypt at St Mary’s, Islington (7pm, £4).

Sunday: Wimbledon Book Fest closes with Womble storytelling and singalongs, Michelle Paver’s adventure stories, Gillian Tindall investigating the histories of three houses, Will Young on his autobiography, Jenny Hartley talking about Charles Dickens’s letters, Hanan al-Shaykh with a new adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights, James Naughtie discussing his book about the new Elizabethans, and Sebastian Faulks talking about his new novel A Possible Life.

Katrina Naomi, Phil Lucas and Breis join Jumoke Fashola for Jazz Verse Jukebox (7.30pm, £8).

Monday: China Miéville is at Bookmarks talking about London’s Overthrow, a book about the current state of London (6.30pm, £2).

Dr Dan Plesch discusses the UN at war, at the British Library (6.45pm, £4 / £3).

James Naughtie chairs a discussion with the Booker Prize shortlisted authors at the Southbank Centre (7.30pm, £12-£18).

Victoria Bean, Katherine Bletcher, Kim Booker, Patrick Cosgrove, Liz Devereaux, Geri Dogmetchi, Sheila Martin, Jane Rogers and Tamar Yoseloff are all helping to launch A Suitcase of Poems at the Poetry Cafe (7.30pm).

Tuesday: Anne Applebaum talks to Anthony Beevor about life behind the Iron Curtain, at Daunt Books Marylebone (7pm, £8).

Niall O’Sullivan hosts the Poetry Cafe‘s regular open mic night (7.30pm, £5 / £4).

If you miss China Miéville on Monday he’s talking with Suzanne Moore at Sutton House, with Pages of Hackney (7pm, £5).

Martin Jacques and David Miliband debate China and its impact on the rest of the world at the Southbank Centre (7.45pm, £12).

Charlie Dark hosts the latest StorySLAM Live at the Southbank Centre; impress the judges with your five minute story on the theme of 50 (7.45pm, £8).

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