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Unbound authors are a busy lot. Here is our upcoming event calendar for the UK. If you are putting an event on with an Unbound author let us know here and we will add it to the list.

18

SEP

Pledge Party, Waterstones Gower Street

82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6EQ

Join us for our monthly Pledge Party where 8 crowdfunding authors each have 5 minutes to pitch their books. Hear everything from Fiction to Memoir, Poetry to History, and vote for your favourite at the end of the night. The power of the Dragons' is yours and the authors' books are in your hands! Tickets are £6/4 (students) and include a glass of wine and a £5 voucher to pledge against the author of your choice! Book online here or by calling 020 7636 1577.

21

SEP

Folkestone Book Festival: How fig trees can save the planet

The Quarterhouse, Mill Bay, Folkestone, Kent, CT20 1BN

Dr Mike Shanahan (author of Ladders to Heaven) explains why fig trees are so important to ecology, society and the future of life on earth. These trees fed our pre-human ancestors, influenced diverse cultures and played key roles in the dawn of civilisation. This is no coincidence – fig trees are special. They evolved when dinosaurs roamed and have shaped our world ever since. And all because 80 million years ago these trees cut a curious deal with some tiny wasps. As Mike explains, thanks to this deal, fig trees could help restore lost rainforests, conserve wildlife and tackle climate change. In a time of falling trees and rising temperatures, their story offers hope. Event starts at 4pm. For tickets click here.

21

SEP

Martine McDonagh - Author Talk

Halifax Central Library, Northgate, HX1 1UN

Martine will be talking about and reading from her Not the Booker longlisted novel Narcissism for Beginners. Event starts at 6pm. For tickets click here.

23

SEP

Miranda Gold and Caitlin Davies

Haringey Park, London N8 9JA

Join Miranda Gold and Caitlin Davies to discuss Miranda's new novel 'A Small Dark Quiet'. They'll be exploring whether fiction could be a bridge between history and recorded memory and how the themes of loss, migration and the search for belonging link 'A Small Dark Quiet' to Miranda's first novel, 'Starlings'. Event starts at 3pm. For tickets click here.

27

SEP

Natalie Fergie talks about The Sewing Machine

McNeillie Tent, Old Bank Bookshop Garden South Main Street Wigtown Wigtownshire DG8 9EH

Beginning in 1911, as workers at the Singer Factory in Glasgow prepare to strike, Natalie Fergie’s moving debut tells the story of a family through one sewing machine passed through the generations. Join her for a cup of tea and a yarn as she unpicks the story of her original family saga stitch by stitch. Sponsored by Upland CIC. Tickets available from here

02

OCT

Backlisted Podcast Live: Mark Haddon on Virginia Woolf's Jacob's Room

Blackwell's Bookshop 51 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3BQ

Backlisted host a special edition of their much-loved podcast live. Designed to give new life to old books, hosts Andy Miller (author of a Year of Reading Dangerously) and John Mitchinson (QI author and co-founder of Unbound) have been doing just that for almost two years now alongside a host of authors. Joining them for this instalment is best-selling author Mark Haddon who has chosen Virginia Woolf’s Jacob’s Room to discuss with the Backlisted gang. Click here to book tickets.

02

OCT

Local Roots, Henley Literary Festival

Henley Town Hall, Henley-on-Thames, Oxon, RG9 2AQ

Debut novelists Lulu Allison and Laura Kaye talk to Cesca Major about their experiences as first-time authors. Event starts at 8.30pm. For tickets click here.

07

OCT

15 Minutes Book Launch

The Purple Playhouse Theatre 36 Montefiore Road Hove BN3 6EP

The Brighton book launch for 15 Minutes: a short story collection about fame by Erinna Mettler. Event starts at 6.30pm. To attend RSVP erinnamettler@gmail.com.

07

OCT

Cuckfield Book Festival - Martine McDonagh, Sophie Franklin, Helena Kelly

Queens Hall, High Street, Cuckfield, Sussex RH17 5EL

Martine will be moderating this event featuring the authors Sophie Franklin (Charlotte Brontë Revisited) and Helena Kelly (Jane Austen: the Secret Radical). Event starts at 1pm. For tickets click here.

10

OCT

Ben Clench discusses Ben Again

Ben talks about his inspirational memoir of a traumatic brain injury survivor.

Ben talks about his inspirational memoir of a traumatic brain injury survivor. Event starts at 7pm. Click here for tickets.

11

OCT

Revolution in Iran: Girl With A Gun

Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 (Exact address will be provided after booking)

Aged just seventeen, Diana Nammi joined the now famed peshmerga fighting force to defend her community when Kurdistan was attacked by the new Islamic regime in 1979. Born in Kurdistan, Iran in 1964, Diana had played an active part in the Iranian Revolution to oust the hated Shah before the revolution was hijacked by the Islamists. This fascinating interview with Diana and Unbound author Karen Attwood, with whom Diana is writing her life story, details her part in the Iranian revolution, her twelve years on the frontline and her fight to champion women’s rights. is an award-winning writer and journalist with 17 years’ experience working on international and UK national newspapers and magazines. She is a former staff writer at the Independent on Sunday, the Independent and the Press Association and has been published in all UK newspapers. Event starts at 7pm. Click here for tickets.

13

OCT

Pledge Party at Blackwells Oxford

Blackwell's Bookshop 51 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3BQ

Join us for a literary Dragons Den. Eight crowdfunding authors each have 5 minutes to pitch their books. Hear everything from Fiction to Memoir, Poetry to History, and vote for your favourite at the end of the night. The power of the Dragons' is yours and the authors' books are in your hands! Tickets include a £5 off voucher to use against one of the books on the night. Click here to buy tickets.

31

OCT

The Paper Time Machine: Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd

Blackwell's Bookshop 51 Broad Street Oxford OX1 3BQ

Imagine the past in colour? Now you don’t have to. Join Wolfgang Wild and Jordan Lloyd the authors of The Paper Time Machine for a look inside the book that will change the way you think about the past. Containing 124 historical photographs arranged chronologically, learn how they found and chose these images and the painstaking process of recolouring them. To book tickets click here

09

NOV

Martine McDonagh - First Drafts Competition 2017

Waterstones, 203-206 Piccadilly, London W1V 9LE

Martine is on the panel of judges for the 2017 First Fictions Prize, winners to be announced at this event! Event starts at 7pm. For tickets click here.