The Books That Built Me
Coming up!

Dark Imaginings: Emily and Heathcliff at Bradford Literature Festival 1st July 2023. Tickets here.

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

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.