London Book And Poetry Events: 22-28 August

Rachel Holdsworth
By Rachel Holdsworth Last edited 143 months ago

Last Updated 22 August 2012

London Book And Poetry Events: 22-28 August

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

Wednesday: Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz is at Foyles talking about his new collection This Is How You Lose Her (6.30pm, free).

Young Adult authors Garth Nix and Michael Grant talk about their books at Waterstones Piccadilly (6.30pm, £2).

Thursday: Deborah Levy, Iosi Havilio and Christoph Simon are three new authors published by not-for-profit And Other Stories. Hear them at Woolfson & Tay (7pm, free).

Booker longlisted author Ned Beauman and John Niven are the authors at Whiskey and Words at Rough Trade East (7pm, free but sign up to ensure a place). Salena Godden hosts and there's booze from Jameson.

Friday: Sexytime is a book and art show celebrating the 1970s porn poster – get an eyeful at the Horse Hospital where it's launching (7.30pm).

Pretty much the polar opposite of Sexytime is the British Library's Children's Writing Festival. Shaun Tan starts things off at 6.30pm (£6 / £4).

Saturday: Back at the British Library, catch Michael Rosen and Charlie Dark (10.30am, £6 / £4), David Almond and Bart Moeyaert (12.15pm, £6 / £4), Julia Donaldson (2pm, £6 / £4), Michael Morpurgo (3.30pm, £6 / £4) and storytelling all day.

Radio 4 legend Sandi Toksvig is at the Southbank Centre talking about her novel Valentine Grey (7.30pm, £20-£15).

There are two authors signing at Waterstones Croydon: Lizzie Wallace (Sam the Baker and the Buns of Courage) from 11am, and Claire McGowan (The Fall) from 12pm. Or go to Waterstones Greenwich to meet Danny Kemp (The Desolate Garden) and Sagheer Afzal (The Reluctant Mullah) from 12pm.

Sunday: On the last day of the Wonderlands Festival at the British Library: Anthony Browne, Emily Gravett and Peter Sís (11.30am, £6 / £4), Valerie Bloom and John Lyons (1.15pm, £6 / £4), Rastamouse (3.15pm, £6 / £4) and more storytelling.

Tuesday: Poetry from Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Peter Thabit Jones, John Dotson and Lisa Maroski at the launch of Kleefeld's latest book Psyche of Mirrors at the Free Word Centre (7pm, free).

Follow @LondonistLit for our pick of that day’s literary events.