15th May 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us on Tuesday 15th May for the first in our series of evening author masterclasses in association with Book Aid International. We're thrilled to be joined by Stuart Turton, acclaimed debut author of the mind-bending The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle which has been described as Gosford Park meets Inception by way of Agatha Christie. Now that’s a killer pitch.
Our chair Joe Haddow, creator of BBC Radio 2’s Book Off! podcast will attempt to unravel the mind of Stuart discussing everything from the writing process behind his high-concept murder mystery to lessons he’s learned on the path to publication as a debut author. Followed by a Q&A for your chance to ask Stuart any burning questions you might have, this promises to be an unmissable event.
Waterstones will be on hand selling copies of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and refreshments will be provided.
Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Dubai. The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle is his debut novel. He is the winner of the Brighton and Hove Short Story Prize and was longlisted for the BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines competition. He lives in West London with his wife.
Joe Haddow is a podcast host, radio producer, literary prize judge, writer and event chair. He runs the Radio 2 Book Club, showcasing new and exciting work on the UK's biggest radio station, as well as hosting the Man Booker Prize and Book Off! podcasts. He regularly contributes to Scoop Magazine and hosts literary events throughout the year at Edinburgh International Book Festival, Harrogate Crime Writing Festival and Cheltenham Literature Festival. Joe is a judge for the Costa Book Awards and is working on his first children's book.
The event will be held at Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP. Doors will open at 6pm, with drinks provided upon arrival.
Drinks will start at 6pm and the event with Stuart will begin at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.
Book Aid International is the UK’s leading international book donation and library development charity. Every year, the charity ships around one million books to thousands of libraries in communities where people have very few opportunities to access books.
Book Aid International works with an extensive network of libraries, schools, hospitals, NGOs and other partners to ensure that the books it sends reach those who are most in need. In addition, it also run library development projects which build the capacity of libraries to support readers and communities.