Author Events & Signings Calendar for The Orion Publishing Group


  • 26 Oct
    Rachel Billington at the Wantage Betjeman Literary Festival

    The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 9BX

    On August 21, 1915, Rachel Billington’s grandfather Brigadier-General Thomas, Earl of Longford, was killed at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli. His body was never found and her grandmother, who had six young children, continued to believe he would emerge f ...

  • 24 Oct
    Neil Oliver at Harrogate History Festival

    Old Swan Hotel, Swan Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 2SR

    He’s the chap AA Gill described with ‘post-Billy Connolly hair who presents Coast on the telly’ and who ‘girls get proper swoony’ over. The Scottish archaeologist, historian, broadcaster and writer is the face of the BBC ...

  • 19 Oct
    Mona Eltahawy at Waterstones Manchester Deansgate

    91 Deansgate Manchester M3 2BW

    A ground-breaking call to arms against misogyny in the Arab world by award-winning journalist Mona Eltahawy, author of 'Why do They Hate Us?' the article which went viral and was debated around the globe joins us to discuss her new book Headscarves a ...

  • 18 Oct
    Kate Mosse at Dulwich Literary Festival

    The Old Library, Dulwich College, Dulwich Common, London, SE21 7LD

    Kate Mosse will be discussing her latest novel, The Taxidermist's Daughter, at the Dulwich Literary Festival. Tickets are £12 including the book, and are available to buy via EventBrite.

  • 18 Oct
    Mona Eltahawy at Off the Shelf Literary Festival Sheffield

    Showroom Cinema, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 2BX

    Award-winning journalist Mona Eltahawy talks about her ground-breaking book Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East needs a Sexual Revolution. In November 2011, Mona Eltahawy came to worldwide attention when she was assaulted by police during the ...

  • 17 Oct
    Mona Eltahawy at Festival of the Imagination Warwick

    Warwick Arts Centre, University of Warwick, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV4 7AL

    Refusing the VeilVeiled Fret: religious veiling and the fears that surround it Many Muslims worldwide either support or adopt religious veiling yet public debate about the veil frequently throws up a number of concerns, from questions of health and f ...

  • 17 Oct
    Viv Groskop at Wells Literary Festival

    Bishop's Palace, Market Place, Market Place Hotel, Wells, BA5 2PD

    From writer, journalist, broadcaster, Bath Independent Literary Festival Director, Funny Women finalist and Maestro Improviser winner, comes a brand new stand-up show about the Great British cult of apology. Why are we always saying sorry and why are ...

  • 15 Oct
    Lady Jane Wellesley at Wells Literary Festival

    Old Ditch Farm, Lynch Lane, Westbury Sub Mendip, Wells, BA5 1HW

    Most of us view the First Duke of Wellington as an iconic figure, whose name has been claimed by pubs, squares and rubber boots. Jane Wellesley's father, the 8th Duke of Wellington, was born in 1915, a century after the first Duke's momentous victory ...

  • 13 Oct
    Kate Mosse at the Godolphin Literary Festival

    Blackledge Theatre, Godolphin School Milford Hill Salisbury Wiltshire SP1 2RA

    The internationally renowned author of Labrynth, Sepulchre and Citadel, presents her latest novel, The Taxidermist’s Daughter – a tale of superstition, ghosts and murder. Writer, journalist and broadcaster, she is also the Founder of the ...

  • 13 Oct
    Vanessa Lafaye at Culture Bite Festival

    Harefield Library, Park Lane, Harefield, Middlesex, UB9 6BJ
    2pm - 3:30pm

    Past Meets Future Panel at Culture Bite Festival Join our panel of authors Vanessa Lafaye, Antonia Honeywell and SD Sykes as they discuss their debut novels plus their characters as Past and Future collides. Tickets for this event are free but bookin ...

  • 13 Oct
    Anne De Courcy at Wells Literary Festival

    Bishop's Palace, Market Place, Market Place Hotel, Wells, BA5 2PD

    Margot at War: Love and Betrayal in Downing Street, 1912-1916Daring, unconventional, stylish and highly intelligent, Margot Tennant married the shy but powerful Herbert Asquith in 1894. Recently widowed with five children, he was Home Secretary and b ...

  • 11 Oct
    Thomas Pakenham at Wells Literary Festival

    Bishop's Palace, Market Place, Market Place Hotel, Wells, BA5 2PD

    The Company of Trees: A Year in a Lifetime’s QuestAcclaimed historian and best-selling author Thomas Pakenham brings both wit and wisdom to the story of his lifelong love affair with trees. He will be talking about his quest to establish a larg ...

  • 10 Oct
    Kate Mosse at the Sevenoaks Literary Festival

    The Oaks Theatre, Knole Academy, Bradbourne Vale Road, Sevenoaks TN13 3LE

    Imagine a gripping, well-told novel, a pacy plot full of tensions and with an almighty twist at the end, and an engaging and courageous heroine; add a cocktail of blackmail, mystery and a Gothic quest, and you have Kate Mosse’s latest novel, Th ...

  • 10 Oct
    Alex Perry at Wells Literary Festival

    Bishop's Palace, Market Place, Market Place Hotel, Wells, BA5 2PD

    Alex Perry’s lyrical exploration of the new Africa came about after a spell in jail, visits to war zones and eventually, his resignation as a news correspondent. Perry investigates the split between a resurgent continent and a world at odds wit ...

  • 10 Oct
    Christina Lamb at Wells Literary Festival

    Bishop's Palace, Market Place, Market Place Hotel, Wells, BA5 2PD

    Farewell Kabul: From Afghanistan to a More Dangerous WorldFrom the award-winning Sunday Times foreign correspondent, best-selling writer and co-author of I am Malala, Christina Lamb asks how the might of NATO, with 48 countries and 140,000 troops on ...

  • 08 Oct
    Rachel Billington at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    The Sunday Times Garden Theatre, Imperial Square Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1QA
    12pm - 1pm

    Gallipoli is often regarded as central to Australia’s coming of age as a nation and retains huge cultural significance. Novelist Rachel Billington (Glory), Professor of Australian Studies at King’s College London Carl Bridge and the Imper ...

  • 08 Oct
    Veronica Henry at Cheltenham Literature Festival

    The Salon, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham, GL50 1UW
    11:30am - 12:30pm

    James Attlee explored the psyche of a nation during his time as First Great Western’s Writer on the Train (Station to Station) and Veronica Henry (High Tide) was writer-in-residence on the Venice Simplon Orient Express. They explore how the act ...

  • 26 Sep
    Thomas Pakenham at Write on Kew

    Jodrell Lecture Theatre, Royal Botanic Gardens, kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB

    Meet indefatigable champion of trees Thomas Pakenham to hear about his quest to establish his own arboretum. It’s a journey that takes him from the spectacular magnolias on the Tibetan border to eastern Patagonia — home to the last remain ...

  • 09 Sep
    Anthony Horowitz at Manchester Literature Festival

    Central Library, St Peters Square, City Centre, M2 5PD

    As his new James Bond novel, Trigger Mortis, hits the shelves, Anthony Horowitz comes to Manchester to discuss the legacy of Ian Fleming, the challenges of posthumous collaboration and what makes 007 such an enduring character. Partly inspired b ...

  • 24 Aug
    Eva Holland at Ickenham Library

    Ickenham Library, Long Lane, Ickenham, Middlesex UB10 8RE

    My daughter is a liar. A liar, liar, liar. And I'm starting to see where she gets it from.Jennifer Klinec book When Rosalind's fifteen-year-old daughter, Stephanie, ran away with her teacher, this ordinary family became something it had never asked t ...