Parker Bilal, ‘Tales that Thrill’ at the BareLit Festival
Sunday 5 May | 2.55 p.m.
£16 for Sunday Day Pass | Book tickets
The Albany, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG
Chilling readings from award winning writers Kia Abdullah (Take It Back, forthcoming), Parker Bilal (The Divinities: A Crane and Drake Novel), Leye Adenle (When Trouble Sleeps) and Mary Watson (The Wickerlight), followed by a conversation on how what gets their hearts racing. Bare Lit is an independent, annual festival of stories, bringing together poets, journalists, playwrights and novelists of colour with readings and discussions, performances and debates, networking opportunities and workshops.
Sulaiman Addonia, ‘Travelling Traditions’ at the Brighton Festival
Saturday 11 May | 8 p.m.
£10 | Book tickets
Brighton and Hove High School, Montpelier Rd, Brighton, BN1 3AT
Most migrants will tell you that no matter how far you go, you carry a seed of your origins with you. Storytelling is one of the most enduring of these seeds and in Travelling Traditions we celebrate these subtle echoes of home that add nuance to the work of some of the key writers of our times. Focusing on East Africa and Latin America, we are privileged to have Nikesh Shukla, Laia Jufresa, Chloe Aridjis and Sulaiman Addonia – all writers whose work is textured by the traditions of their region of origin.
Launch party - The Clothesline Swing by Ahmad Danny Ramadan, in association with Art for Amnesty
Thursday 23 May | 6.30 p.m.
£Free | Book tickets
The Auditorium, The Human Rights Action Centre, Amnesty International UK, 25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA
Amnesty International and The Indigo Press invite you to celebrate the launch of The Clothesline Swing, the debut novel by Ahmad Danny Ramadan. The author will be in conversation with the novelist Paul Mendez. Doors open at 6.30 p.m., with the event starting at 7.00 p.m. This will be followed by a drinks reception. Books will be available to purchase on the night.
Sabine Durrant in Conversation with Parker Bilal and Bev Thomas
Sunday 16 June | 3.30 p.m.
£10 | Book tickets
The Ballroom, Balham Bowls Club, SW12 8QX
Parker Bilal, author of The Divinities, and Bev Thomas talk crime fiction with bestselling thriller writer & Balham resident Sabine Durrant. Don’t miss the chance to hear from these gripping chroniclers of London, whose characters inhabit settings including Balham, Battersea and Clapham.
The Divinities is the first in a compelling new London crime series from the Theakston Old Peculier-nominated creator of the Makana Investigations novels, Parker Bilal. He introduces the intriguing Crane and Drake partnership in this riveting novel with a London setting at its very core.
“A brilliantly written London noir from a master of the crime genre.” Mason Cross
Edinburgh International Book Festival - various
Watch this space - we will be announcing our authors attending this August’s Edinburgh International Book Festival soon…