Events

Events

Events

A fully up-to-date listing of where you can meet Granta Books' authors in the coming months.

October

24/10/2017, 19:00
An Evening with Patrick Barkham at Waterstones Newcastle
Patrick Barkham discusses his newest work, Islander. He explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain as he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Our small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of an alternative future. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.
Waterstones Newcastle, Blackett Street, Newcastle, NE1 7JF

25/10/2017, 19:30 - 21:00
Patrick Barkham at Biggar Little Festival
Author Patrick Barkham comes to the sitting room at Atkinson-Pryce for a celebration of the publication of his latest book, Islander. His previous books include The Butterfly Isles and Badgerlands, while this new book explores the outlying islands of our nation race. Distributed across an archipelago of two large islands and 6,289 smaller ones, these small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of alternative future.
Atkinson Price Bookshop, High Street, Biggar

26/10/2017, 19:30
Simply Books Presents Patrick Barkham
Simply Books are delighted to werlcome back Guardian features writer Patrick Barkham. Patrick has visited them several times over the years and his evenings have always been a great success. His previous books include The Butterfly Isles, Badgerlands and Coastlines - his new book Islander is an enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain. Travelling to ever-smaller islands in search of their particular magic, Patrick meets all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to a rare species of vole, and begins to discover what it is to be an islander himself.
Simply Books, 228 Moss Lane, Bramhall, Cheshire, SK7 1BD

30/10/2017, 19:30
Rebecca Solnit at the Southbank Centre, London Literature Festival
Following on from the success of Men Explain Things to Me comes a new collection of essays, The Mother of All Questions, in which Rebecca Solnit opens up a feminism for all of us: one that doesn't stigmatise women's lives, whether they include spouses and children or not; that brings empathy to the silences in men's lives as well as the silencing of women's lives; celebrates the ways feminism has shifted in recent years to reclaim rape jokes, revise canons; and inspires us to rethink our everyday lives. In an exclusive London event, Rebecca Solnit reads from her new collection, and discusses how to reimagine feminism for the future.
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, SE1 8XX, SE1 8XX
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31/10/2017, 19:30
Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Jeanette Winterson
FULLY BOOKED - check back for re-sales. As part of the Manchester Literature Festival, Rebecca Solnit joins Jeanette Winterson, prolific author and Professor of New Writing at The University of Manchester. Following the success of Men Explain Things to Me, she returns with a new essay collection The Mother of All Questions: Further Feminisms. In it, she points the way toward a new feminism; writing with great thoughtfulness about rape jokes and gender roles; about reproductive choices and the silence of complicity; about the questions women are asked and the narratives we are given.
Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama, Bridgeford Street, Manchester, M13 9PL
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31/10/2017, 18:30
Patrick Barkham at Jarrolds, Norwich
As part of the Hostry Festival, Patrick Barkham will appear at Jarrolds along with Rachel Hore, Henry Sutton and Mick Collins. They will talk about their writing - and about what Norfolk means to their writing. In his new book, Islander, Patrick Barkham travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander, and uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Patrick Barkham is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the bestselling author of The Butterfly Isles: A Summer in Search of Our Emperors and Admirals, Badgerlands: The Twilight World of Britain's Most Enigmatic Animal and Coastlines: The Story of Our Shore. He lives in Norfolk
The Hostry, The Hostry, Norwich Cathedral, Norwich, NR1 4DH

November

01/11/2017, 18:30
Rebecca Solnit at the Bristol Festival of Ideas
Solnit returns to Bristol to talk about her new essay collection The Mother of All Questions. In it she points the way towards a new feminism, writing with great thoughtfulness about rape jokes and gender roles; about reproductive choices and the silence of complicity; about the questions women are asked and the narratives we are given. Solnit's writing brings together breathtaking vision and great imagination and this - coupled with a keen sense of injustice - makes her a writer essential for these times.
At-Bristol, Anchor Road, Bristol BS1 5DB
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08/11/2017, 19:00
Patrick Barkham at Waterstones Tunbridge Wells
Writer of acclaimed natural history books, 'The Butterfly Isles', 'Badgerlands' and 'Coastlines', Patrick Barkham will be discussing his latest book, 'Islander: A Journey Around Our Archipelago'. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.
Waterstones Tunbridge Wells, 32-40 Caverley Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 2TD

19/11/2017, 18:30
Patrick Barkham at Taunton Literary Festival
In this evocative book, Patrick Barkham travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander. He is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the author of numerous books on natural history.
Brendon Books, Bath Place, Taunton, TA1 4ER

22/11/2017, 19:00
Patrick Barkham at Rossiter Books
Patrick Barkham returns to Rossiter Books with his latest book, Islander, an enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain. In this evocative book, Patrick travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander, and uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and is Natural History Writer for the Guardian. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize; Badgerlands, which was also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Wainwright Prize; and Coastlines.
Rossiter Books, The Corn Exchange, 7 The High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5HL



 
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