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There's a wide range of events to choose from this week, with something on offer nearly every night of the week. We also have new releases from, among others, Douglas Coupland (pictured), Peter Carey, Monica Ali, Will Self, and A.M. Homes...
Events Around London:
Tonight, Turkish author Elif Safak celebrates the English translation of her novel, The Gaze, at Crockatt & Powell Bookshop. 6pm. 119-120 Lower Marsh. FREE.
Also tonight, Edward Charles reads from and signs his new historical novel, In the Shadow of Lady Jane. 7pm. Goldsboro Books, 1 Cecil Court. FREE.
Also tonight, Peter Carey celebrates the publication of his new book, Theft: A Love Story. 7pm. UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street. £8/£6concessions.
Tomorrow (the 31st), slacker author Douglas Coupland (pictured) commemorates the release of his latest novel, Jpod, with an appearance sponsored by Blackwell's and the Observer. 7pm. UCL Bloomsbury Theatre, 15 Gordon Street. £8/£6concessions.
On Thursday (the 1st), Monica Ali stops by Foyle's to discuss her highly anticipated second novel, Alentejo Blue. 6:30pm. 113-119 Charing Cross Road. £5.
Next Monday (the 5th), the Orange Prize finalists — Nicole Krauss, Hilary Mantel, Ali Smith, Zadie Smith, Carrie Tiffany, and Sarah Waters — gather at the British Library to read from their nominated works. 6:30pm. 96 Euston Road. SOLD OUT.
Also next Monday, two of the UK's greatest poets, David Harsent and Jo Shapcott, read from and discuss their work in the annual T.S. Eliot Memorial Reading. 7pm. Somerset House, in the Strand. £5.
In the Shadow of Lady Jane, by Edward Charles
Laughter Class and Other Stories, by Wedy Perriam
A Scandalous Publication, by Sandra Heath
Made in Heaven, by Adele Geras
Theft: A Love Story, by Peter Carey
The Story of You, by Julie Myerson
The Book of Dave, by Will Self
Like Heaven, by Niala Maharaj
Wish I was Here, by Jackie Kay
Adverbs, by Daniel Handler
Winter's Bone, by Daniel Woodrell
Alentejo Blue, by Monica Ali
Jpod, by Douglas Coupland
The Time of Our Lives, by Imogen Parker
This Book Will Save Your Life, by A.M. Homes