24th May 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join best-selling author Tony Parsons for an evening of lively discussion about his writing career and the nitty gritty of writing a novel with Joe Haddow, creator of BBC Radio 2’s Book Off! podcast.
During the course of the evening Tony will share his favoured techniques for writing a best-selling novel and will chat to Joe about his long, illustrious career in writing across different genres. With plenty of time to ask Tony questions, this is an unmissable event for book lovers, authors, aspiring writers and the like. Waterstones will be on hand selling copies of Tony’s latest novels and refreshments will be provided.
Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. All of the DC Max Wolfe novels have been Sunday Times top five bestsellers.
Tony lives in London with his wife, his daughter and their dog, Stan.
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 refreshments provided upon arrival.
Drinks will start at 6pm and the event with Tony will begin at 6.30pm prompt, finishing at 8.30pm.
50% of all ticket sales for this event will be donated to Book Aid International
Book Aid International is the UK's leading international book donation and library development charity. Every year, the charity shops 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 runs library development projects which build the capacity of libraries to support readers and communities.