LBSW 2015

That’s a Wrap!

The first London Book & Screen Week is now over, and what a week it was!

Thank you to our sponsor, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, and to our amazing event partners.

Check back soon for official photos and footage from the week – until then, keep reading, watching and connecting with books and the myriad worlds they have inspired!

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The Dumpling Sisters wow guests with their food at The London Book Fair

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On Wednesday Weidenfeld & Nicolson invited the wonderful Dumpling Sisters, whose cookbook is out in June, to their stand at the London Book Fair for a few celebratory drinks.

Check out their guest blog here!

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An author’s view: Laura Barnett reflects on an evening at The London Book Fair

Debut author Laura Barnett tells us about her experience meeting international booksellers in the run up to publication of her first novel The Versions of Us.

Read all about it here.

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The Dumpling Sisters share their recipe for delicious Char Siu Pork

Our sponsors Weidenfeld & Nicolson will be publishing The Dumpling Sisters first cookbook this coming June! But while we wait for the book, Amy and Julie have shared with us this delicious recipe for Honey Glazed Char Siu Pork. Prepared in a hoisin and honey marinade then roasted until crisp and delicious, this pork dish will have everyone tucking in!

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W&N Literary Snacks

Looking for your next read?  Check out a pre-publication extract of the book of LBSW, The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett, kindly provided by Weidenfeld & Nicolson!

Read the extract here

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Have you seen this taxi?

Have you seen this car? We’re offering rewards for snaps of or rides in our new LBSW taxis! Get hunting…

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26.02.2015 PRESS RELEASE

LONDON BOOK & SCREEN WEEK GIVES MORE REASONS TO VISIT LONDON, WITH LAUNCH OF INAUGURAL PROGRAMME IN ASSOCIATION WITH LONDON & PARTNERS

THE FIRST LONDON BOOK & SCREEN WEEK TO HOST EVENTS FEATURING DEBORAH MOGGACH, LOUISA YOUNG, JOE ABERCROMBIE, JOHN BANVILLE, SARAH HALL, PATRICIA DUNCKER AND MORE AT ICONIC LONDON VENUES INCLUDING FOYLES, SOHO HOUSE & PICTUREHOUSE CINEMAS

LONDON (February 26th 2015) London Book & Screen Week – the capital’s biggest ever celebration of books, and the films, TV programmes and virtual worlds they’ve inspired – has unveiled its inaugural programme of events with London & Partners as a strategic partner.

Read the full release here.

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The first wave of events has been added to the Programme, which is now visible!  Huzzah!

This is just the beginning, however — events are being added daily, with some major announcements starting next week.

There’s still time to get involved yourself — add your event today!

26.01.2015

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Hello Book fans!

Sorry if we’ve been a little quiet recently.

We are preparing a host of exciting announcements to kick off London Book & Screen Week.  Watch this space!

Week Commencing 24.11.2014

SCREENWRITING: Rocliffe Notes Book Launch 

It was great to attend the book launch of A Professional Approach for Screenwriters & Writer-Directors (Oldcastle Books) by Farah Abushwesha at Curzon Soho this week.

We worked with Farah on the Children’s edition of the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Forum (as The London Book Fair) and she was kind enough to sign a copy for us!  Watch this space for a competition to win this compendium of screenwriting wisdom.

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Farah Abushwesha with the new book!

INDUSTRY: The LBSW team at The Specsavers National Book Awards

The National Book Awards took place at the Foreign Office and 11 Downing Street last night.

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We were excited.

London Book & Screen Week was so pleased to support the event – if you were there, you could find us in the gift bags!

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Susanna Reid hosted the awards

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Any excuse for a pun…

Congrats from the team to Mary Berry, David Nicholls, Nathan Filer and all the other worthy winners.  What a wonderful evening!

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A selection of the winners

You can find the full list of winners here, and some of the unofficial pics on Twitter via #natbookawards14 

Week Commencing 17.11.2014

INDUSTRY: The London Book Fair’s Snapshot of the Week (The London Book Fair)

“As the pumpkins glow in a thousand doorways and peek out from displays in hundreds of bookshop windows, the industry has been trying to figure out if the Amazon-Simon & Schuster deal is trick or a treat – and for whom?”

WRITING: ‘Pop-up’ Indie Author Fair débuts at literary festival (The Bookseller)

“Independent authors need to band together to present their work effectively to the public, according to author Catriona Troth, principal organiser of the inaugural Indie Author Fair.”

GAMING: If music be the food of games, play on (Gamesindustry.biz)

“Graham McAllister reports from Bilbao’s BIME conference on games and music”

AUDIO: 4 Storytelling tips from the co-creator of blockbuster mystery podcast ‘Serial’ (Fast Company)

“Julie Snyder is the senior producer and co-creator of the Serial podcast, which spun off of This American Life and quickly developed a devoted following. Here, Snyder offers some guidelines for telling a story the Serial way.”

PERFORMANCE: London artist plans to live in virtual reality for a month (Time Out London)

“Mark will remain in a glass-walled room for 28 days while he’s immersed in the life of an anonymous stranger known only as ‘Input’. The stranger will wear a Google Glass-style camera that will connect to Mark’s headset so that Mark can eat, sleep and shower at the same time as his virtual twin.”

FESTIVALS: Sam Missingham on the #BFIVoyager virtual sci-fi festival (Publishing Perspectives)

“Sam Missingham explains how HarperCollins UK’s recent Virtual Sci-fi Festival leveraged new platforms to connect backlist authors with new readers.”

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