Village Books has a busy programme of events this autumn. Here are a few of the highlights…

Susan Calman
Thursday 6th September
Susan’s enthusiasm at being on Strictly Come Dancing was an inspiration to all of us. Cheer Up Love, Susan’s first book, had a clear aim: to help people understand depression. Sunny Side Up has a similarly clear path: to persuade people to be kinder to each other and spread more joy. Let Susan bring some fun and laughter into your evening on Thursday 6th September.

JAGS Community Hall. Book tickets here


Paris Through the Eyes of Sebastian Faulks
12th September
Sebastian Faulks is a giant of our contemporary literary world. Since his 1993 novel Birdsong captured the imagination of readers across the country. Join us on 12th September for an evening with Sebastian as he chats about his writing, his loves and how Paris Echo came about.

MCT at Alleyns School. Book tickets here

Sir Chris Hoy
Monday 17th September
Sir Chris Hoy MBE, one of Great Britain’s most successful Olympic athletes of all time, with six gold medals and one silver will be talking about his career, all things bikes and cycling, and answering questions from the audience.

The Great Hall at Dulwich College. Book tickets here.

Conversation and Cooking with Yotam Ottolenghi & Tara Wigley
Tuesday 18th September
Join us for an evening of chat and food demonstration with Yotam Ottolenghi and Tara Wigley to celebrate the launch of Yotam’s latest cookbook, Simple. Yotam and Tara will be demonstrating how easy the recipes are and will be chatting with Guardian Food journalist Felicity Cloake.

The MCT at Alleyns. Book tickets here.

Take Nothing With You with Patrick Gale
Wednesday 26th September
Come along for an evening of entertaining discussion about writing with one of the UK’s leading authors. Patrick is the author of bestselling novels including The Whole Day Through, the Richard and Judy bestsellers Notes From An Exhibition and A Perfectly Good Man, the Costa nominated A Place Called Winter and his latest, Take Nothing With You. And he was the author of the BBC drama, Man in an Orange Shirt.

Alleyns Lower School. Book tickets here.

An Evening with Graham Norton
Saturday 29th September
A guaranteed evening of fun, laughter and chat with Graham Norton. Graham’s second novel, A Keeper, is published on 4th October. He will be in conversation with Hannah Beckerman discussing his new novel and why he loves writing fiction.

JAGS Community Hall. Book tickets here.