Hadley Freeman with BE AWESOME: MODERN LIFE FOR MODERN LADIES (men in the audience may also want to attend for tips on maximizing awesomeness). Stylist says she ‘writes with real passion and cold fury … it’s good to know you have someone that fearless, funny and – yes – awesome in your corner.’ We were hoping someone would bring the fury.
Current Booktrust writer-in-residence Matt Haig with THE HUMANS (aka the novel he says he is most proud of). Jeanette Winterson thinks it’s not so shabby either, calling the book, ‘Troubling, thrilling, puzzling, believable and impossible. Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin.’ (and Matt promises to tell us on the night what’s inside the tin.)
And Melissa Harrison reading CLAY, a very London novel that revolves around our craving for green space (when the computer desktop with the rainforest on it just doesn’t cut it anymore). Nature-writing guru Robert Macfarlane calls the book “instantly beautiful in its calm and wise tone” and the Independent says, “every reader who cherishes even the scruffiest patch of urban greenery should rejoice.”
Just come along for free at 7.45pm for the drinks, 8pm for the books – The Alley Cat, 4 Denmark Street, Soho, London WC2H 8LP.