Lit Preview: Autumn Events @ Foyles

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 108 months ago
Lit Preview: Autumn Events @ Foyles

Foyles have taken a break from colonising unbookshopped bits of London to announce their events calendar to the end of the year. There're some real treats in store, and here's what we recommend:

Martin Bell, the man in the white suit, uses his experience as an independent MP to examine the expenses scandal and tell us how he'd fix the system. Cunningly scheduled for Guy Fawkes Night - yes, that's tomorrow - in Charing Cross Road.

A Festival of Iberico-American Literature runs 10th - 15th November, including events celebrating Roberto Bolaño's life and work, a rare appearance by Pulitzer Prize-winning Junot Díaz and tasty caipirinhas as Chloë Sayer and Pax Nindi look at Latin American fiestas.

We reckon this will be popular... Richard Dawkins, Derren Brown, AC Grayling and David Baddiel come together on 17th November to discuss the Atheist's Guide to Christmas (brought to you from the same people who created the atheist bus). Request your places now. Seriously. Now.

Stephen Poliakoff discusses his latest film Glorious 39 on 26th November (it hits cinemas 20th November, so you'll have plenty of time to see it instead of as well as reading the screenplay). He'll be quizzed on his work by Hay Festival Director Peter Florence.

Geoff Dyer, Adam Thirlwell and Mary Beard ruminate on what makes a book a 'classic' in a New York Review of Books event on 2nd December. Highbrow, but should be a fascinating panel.

Events are generally free; you need to email to reserve a place for some. Check with the Foyles website.

Last Updated 04 November 2009