The Books That Built Me
Current events

Bradford Literature Festival, with Bidisha, Adelle Hay and Marianne Thormahlen. Available to stream (free)

The Brontë Lounge. A live zoom event with the Brontë Parsonage. July 16th. Book here!

More online events to be announced.

If you'd like me to do an event about Take Courage or How to be a Heroine, please contact Hannah Shorten at Vintage Books at:

Past events


January 23rd: Keats' House, with Daunt Books & Rachel Cooke
February 1st: Queens' College Cambridge
February 7th: Alleyn's School
February 11th: Drink Shop Do Speakeasy
February 24th: The Autobiographers' Club
March 8th: Ennis Book Club Festival with Kate Kerrigan
March 9th: JW3 with Naomi Alderman & Hephzibah Anderson
March 12th: University of Reading
March 15th: Bristol Women's Literature Festival
April 29th: Norwich High School
May 11th: Bristol Festival of Ideas, at the Watershed in conversation with Bidisha
May 18th: The Lives of Great Women; a Literary Festival in a Day, at Norwich Cathedral in conversation with Rachel Hore
May 31st: Brontë Parsonage in Haworth
June 8th: Seraph Jewish Arts salon
July 26th: Deer Shed Festival
August 16th: Edinburgh International Book Festival: Workshop on The Hunger Games
August 17th: Edinburgh International Book Festival, with Rebecca Mead
November 11th: Highgate book club
December 11th: Hayes School

January 21st: The Books that Built Me, at the Café Royal, with Helen Brocklebank
March 19th: Daunt Books Festival, with Anne Sebba and Alex Clark
March 30th: West End Lane Books
May 26th: Umeå International Literature Festival, Sweden
August 8th: Wilderness Festival
August 29th: Margate Bookie
October 4th: Heroes Conference, Royal Geographic Society
October 11th: Cheltenham Literature Festival
November 22nd: Underwire Festival (introducing Sense and Sensibility)

February 21st: Jewish Quarterly Wingate Award at Jewish Book Week
February 21st: Interviewing Ayelet Tsibari at Jewish Book Week

July 6th: Persephone Books lunch about my preface for A Lady and her Husband
August 21st: Literary Lounge at the Margate Bookie, with Jude Cook and Amy Sackville
October 15th: Cheltenham Literature Festival event about Valley of the Dolls
October 19th: Weald of Kent school
November 5th: Watford Theatre Q&A about How to Date a Feminist
November 9th: Literary Bad Boys with The Books that Built Me and Helen Brocklebank

May 26th: Bath Literary Festival
July 8th: Bradford Literature Festival
July 11th: Waterstones York
August 16th: Edinburgh Book Festival
October 13th: Thame Arts & Literature Festival
November 4th: Brontë Society Literary Lunch, Harrogate
November 26th: Cambridge Winter Wordfest

April 12th: Scarborough Books by the Beach
October 22nd: Waterstones Gower Street with Nell Stevens