The Londonist Literary List

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The Londonist Literary List

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Londinstani has stirred up more talk than any other book this year, and on Thursday, you'll have a chance to see the author — Gautam Malkani — for yourself and decide if the whole thing is worth all the fuss. In addition, ppearances by Ali Smith, Sarah Waters, and Will Self, among others, make this a great week to get out to some literary events...

Events Around London:

On Thursday (the 8th), writers Antony Beevor, Eduardo Mendoza and Giles Tremlett gather to discuss the impact of the Spanish civil war on the 70th anniversary of its start. 7:45pm. Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre. £8.50.

Also on Thursday, Londistani author Gautam Malkani stops by the London Review Bookshop to read from and discuss his much-hyped novel. 7pm. 14 Bury Place. £4.

Also on Thursday, author Will Self will be reading from and signing his new novel, The Book of Dave, at Blackwell's. 7pm. 113-119 Charing Cross Road. £8/£6 concessions.

On Sunday (the 11th), writers Ali Smith, Tariq Ali, Sarah Waters, and others honor the career of Angela Carter (pictured) with a series of talks throughout the day. Times vary. Royal Festival Hall, South Bank Centre. £8.50.

New Releases:

The Good Death, by Nick Brooks

The Words of the Body, by Patricia N. Martello

Last Updated 06 June 2006