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Elle Nash and Ruby Rare in Conversation at Review bookshop

Join Review bookshop for an evening of discussion on Wednesday 21st August to celebrate Animals Eat Each Other, the searing coming-of-age debut by US novelist Elle Nash. During her brief visit to the UK, Elle will be at Review to discuss her book with sex educator, artist and body positive crusader Ruby Rare. Picked by the I paper as one of the best debuts for 2019 and described by Oprah.com as a ‘edgy, erotic fiction’; Animals Eat Each Other tells the story of a young woman with no name who embarks on a fraught three-way relationship with Matt, a tattoo artist, and his girlfriend Frances, a new mum. As she grows closer to Matt, she begins to recognise the dark undertow of obsession and jealousy that her presence has created, finding herself on a knife’s edge between pain and pleasure, the promise of the future and the crushing isolation of the present. With stripped-down prose and unflinching clarity, Nash examines madness in the wreckage of love, and the loss of self that accompanies it. Animals Eat Each Other: Elle Nash and Ruby Rare in Conversation Wednesday …

Balham Literary Festival announces 2019 line-up

The Balham Literary Festival returns 13-25th June with a spectacular line-up featuring vegan cooking star Rachel Ama, novelist Max Porter, crime writer Mick Herron and esteemed philosopher AC Grayling. A staple of the London literary calendar, this year’s festival will host a dazzling array of events with discussions ranging from climate change to crime fiction, whilst celebrating some of best talent south London has to offer. Highlights of the festival are set to include an event with AC Grayling who will preview his new book The History of Philosophy, delving into some of the greatest minds in the world from antiquity to present; former Crystal Palace resident Max Porter will discuss his audacious, strange and wonderful new workLanny, the follow-up to his hugely successful Grief is the Thing with Feathers; and YouTube sensationRachel Ama will share quick and easy recipes from her new book Vegan Eats. Addressing pressing social concerns, The Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year Adam Weymouth will discuss his prize-winning book Kings of the Yukon and reflect on the environmental issues …

Clear Bright Future: Paul Mason with Mary Ann Sieghart

Join Dulwich Books for an evening with the award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker Paul Mason as he discusses his new work, Clear Bright Future. In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason calls for a radical, impassioned defence of the human being, our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us. Ranging from economics to Big Data, from neuroscience to the culture wars, he draws from his on-the-ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington, as well as his own childhood in an English mining community, to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never before. Paul argues that we are still capable – through language, innovation and co-operation – of shaping our future. Paul will be in conversation with the journalist and broadcaster Mary Ann Sieghart. Mary Ann is currently a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, writing a book about why we don’t accord as much authority to women as to men. For nearly 20 years, Mary Ann was Assistant Editor and political …

What’s on at Dulwich Books this March

Wednesday 27th March 2019 John Lanchester on The Wall, with Razia Iqbal John Lanchester writes with such clarity and effectiveness that his prose is a pleasure I always look forward to. His previous novels have all been memorable evocations of the world we’re familiar with, but The Wall is something new: almost an allegory, almost a dystopian-future warning, partly an elegant study of the nature of storytelling itself. I was hugely impressed by it. Philip Pullman Kavanagh begins his life patrolling the Wall. If he’s lucky, if nothing goes wrong, he has only two years of this: 729 more nights… The Wall is the long-awaited new novel from John Lanchester, bestselling author of Capital.A thrilling and hypnotic work of fiction, it is a mystery story, a love story, a war story and a story about a voyage. The Wall is a novel about why the young are right to distrust the old. It’s about a broken world you will recognise as your own – and about what might be found when all is lost. Don’t miss the …

Village Books – March Events

Village Books is located in the heart of lovely leafy Dulwich Village. They are a small but beautifully stocked award-winning independent bookshop with a terrific range of books to suit all the family. They also hold author events every month and have events with Michael Palin, Graham Norton, Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, Judith Kerr, Dan Snow, Yotam Ottolenghi, Adam Kay, Evan Davis, Alexander McCall Smith, Robert Harris, Gail Honeyman and many more. Here’s what’s on in March… An Evening of Storytelling, Family Secrets and the Bonds that Ties us Together   Join Village Books and Alleyn’s School Enterprises for an evening with three novelists whose books have been bestsellers and whose works have been gathering praise from famous names. Ruth Hogan’s debut novel The Keeper of Lost Things was a Sunday Times Bestseller, and has sold over 800,000 copies since publication. Hannah Beckerman’s novel If Only I Could Tell You is a life affirming novel with a secret that will break your heart and an ending that will put it together again.  Harriet Evans’ latest novel, The Wildflowers, was a Richard and Judy …