a load of events, Theodora paperback out, and some blog tour hosting …

Monday 30th May, 8.30pm : Hay Festival, event for Litmus, Comma Press, SHORT STORIES FROM MODERN SCIENCE.
The history of science is often told through the breakthroughs and bolts-from-the-blue that change the game, shift the paradigm. Put under any scrutiny, however, the reality of scientific progress is much more gradual, complex and fortuitous. With Sara Maitland, Robert Appleby, Tim O’Brien and Jim al Khalili.

Thursday 2 June, Theodora published in UK in paperback

Saturday 4 June, 11.30am : Stoke Newington Literary Festival, with Elif Shafak

And then later on Saturday 4th, 8pm : the inaugural Loughborough Junction/7-Bridges Literary Event! me, Adam Mars Jones, Clare Peake, Jeremy Page, Alex Wheatle, Evie Wyld, Brian Chikwave, bit more info here.

Tuesday 7th, 3.30pm : Staying local, my Radio 4 story about Brockwell Lido (To Brixton Beach, yes, that is a KM nod), read by neighbour and friend Adjoa Andoh, will be broadcast.

AND, during the first two weeks of June I’ll also be hosting a blog tour of Bywater Books authors.
Bywater have been doing great things for me in the US with Mouths of Babes (from the Saz series) and more recently Parallel Lies (shortlisted for the LAMBDA Literary Awards and awarded Bronze IPPY – Independent Publisher Book Awards, so I’m very happy to introduce some of their authors to those of you stopping by at my blog.

Right then, Nigella’s panettone bread pudding to bake. See you at one of the gigs maybe?