A selection of bookshop readings, performances, literary lunches, salons, festivals and other writerly goings-on are listed here and regularly updated. Please send details of any forthcoming events you’d like us to feature to events @ bookanista . com


Thursday 29 November
Rachel Cusk on Kudos
Shakespeare and Company, 37 rue de la Bûcherie, 75005 Paris
7 pm

The author of Outline and Transit completes her literary trilogy with this novel of unsettling power, in which she unflinchingly explores the nature of family and art, justice and love, and the ultimate value of suffering.
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Wednesday 5 December
Come to the Cabaret: Poetry and Prose from Switzerland
The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London NW1 2DB
7 to 8:30 pm
£10/£7 under-18s/other concessions

Michelle Steinbeck and Michael Fehr, two of Switzerland’s leading young writers and winners of major national literary awards, perform extracts from their work and discuss the challenges of translating their daring and innovative language with prizewinning translators Jen Calleja and Shaun Whiteside. Hosted by Rosie Goldsmith of the European Literature Network.
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Sunday 16 December
PEN HG Wells Lecture 2018: Dave Eggers
Bridge Theatre, 3 Potters Field Park, London SE1 2SG
5:30 pm

The award-winning American writer, editor, publisher and philanthropist will deliver this year’s PEN HG Wells Lecture, a showcase for visionary writing and new thinking held in honour of the former PEN president, author, visionary and human rights campaigner.
Sponsored by the Times Literary Supplement
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Monday 4 February
Leïla Slimani: Adèle
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
7:15 pm
£15 (£11.25 concessions)

The acclaimed author of Lullaby makes an exclusive UK appearance ahead of publication of her new novel. Written with fierce intelligence and arresting clarity, Adèle is an erotic thriller that unflinchingly explores addiction and sexuality in contemporary Paris.
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