The Londonist Literary List

By london_sarah Last edited 215 months ago
The Londonist Literary List

The Londonist Literary List appears every Tuesday. If you’d like to bring an event to our attention, please email

It seems to us that the only literary reading series that ultimately survive are the ones that encourage a fair amount of alcohol consumption. With that in mind, the new series Through a Glass Darkly (this Thursday, also pictured to the right) has done one better by hosting a reading in a pub, on the theme of pubs, with attendees expected to patronise the pub. Sounds to us like it can't lose...

Events Around London:

Tomorrow (the 12th), Ambit presents a night of poetry with readings by James Dufficy and Naomi Foyle. Doors at 6:30, event at 7:30pm. Upstairs at the Bath House, 96 Dean Street. £4/£3 concessions.

On Thursday (the 13th), Through a Glass Darkly, the new reading series brought to you through the combined efforts of a congregation of London literary people, presents pub-themed readings by Matt Thorne, Tom McCarthy, Heidi James, Lee Rourke, and Paul Ewen. 7:30pm. The Wheatsheaf Pub, 24 Rathbone Place. FREE.

Also on Thursday, poet John Hegley celebrates the launch of his latest book, Uncut Confetti, with a reading at Foyles. 2pm. 113-119 Charing Cross Road. FREE, but must email to reserve a spot.

New Releases:

Philosophy Made Simple, by Robert Hellenga

Drinking with the Cook, by Laura Furman

Canvey Island, by James Runcie

Other News:

Our apologies for omitting Michael Stephen Fuchs' novel, The Manuscript, from the list of new releases on the fledgling Macmillan New Writing imprint last week!

Last Updated 11 April 2006