A fully up-to-date listing of where you can meet Granta Books' authors in the coming months.


02/09/2014, 7pm
Amy Bloom in conversation with Anita Sethi at The Society Club, Soho
Granta returns to London's most elegant bookshop and cocktail bar to launch Amy Bloom's stunning new novel, Lucky Us. Lucky Us is a thrilling and resonant novel about loyalty, ambition, and the pleasures and perils of family, set in 1940s America. When Eva's mother abandons her on Iris's front porch, the girls don't seem to have much in common - except, they soon discover, a father. Thrown together with no mothers to care for them and a feckless father, Iris and Eva become one another's family. Iris wants to be a movie star; Eva is her sidekick. Together, they journey across 1940s America from scandal in Hollywood to the jazz clubs and golden mansions of Long Island, stumbling, cheating and loving their way through a landscape of war, betrayals and big dreams. Amy Bloom will be in conversation with the award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster, Anita Sethi. Admission is free, but numbers are limited, please RSVP to
The Society Club, 12 Ingestre Place, London, W1F OJF

14/09/2014, 10.30am
Cynan Jones and Tyler Keevil: Men without Women at Pen Fro Book Festival
Cynan Jones and Tyler Keevil discuss "Men without Women" at Pen Fro Book Festival. Tyler Keevil brings The Burrard Inlet of western Canada to life in a vivid collection of new stories about men and work. The natural environment is a key theme for Cynan Jones whose new novel The Dig unearths secrets, truths and lies about the way men interact with each other and the world.
Pen Fro Book Festival, Rhosygilwen Mansion, Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire, SA43 2TW

28/09/2014, 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Philip Marsden on Rising Ground at Blenheim Palace Literary Festival
Award-winning travel writer and novelist Philip Marsden explores why we react so strongly to certain places. Marsden was inspired to write his new book, Rising Ground, after moving to a remote creek-side farmhouse in Cornwall. He was taken aback by the intensity of his response to the place, and this led him to explore why we react so strongly to places and why layers of mythology build up around particular features in the landscape. His journey took him to the Neolithic landscape of Bodmin Moor, to Arthurian Tintagel, and to the granite tors of the far south-west. Marsden, a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, is author of several works of travel, fiction and non-fiction including The Bronski House, The Spirit-Wrestlers, and The Levelling Sea.
Blenheim Palace Literary Festival, Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP

28/09/2014, 12pm - 1pm
Amy Sackville & Cynan Jones at Marlborough Literature Festival
Amy Sackville & Cynan Jones in conversation for the "Hiscox Young Authors" event at Marlborough Literature Festival. Orkney is a bewitching new novel from Amy Sackville, the prize-winning author of The Still Point. A curiously matched couple arrive on their honeymoon. He an eminent literature professor, she his pale, enigmatic star pupil. Alone beneath the shifting skies of this untethered landscape, the professor realises how little he knows about his new bride as she slips ever further from his obsessive grasp. Amy's first novel won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, was longlisted for the Orange Prize, and shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize, the Author's Club Best First Novel Award and the BBC Culture Show's 12 Best New Novelists. The Dig by Cynan Jones is a searing short novel, built of the interlocking fates of a badger-baiter and a disconsolate farmer, unfolding in a stark rural setting where man, animal, land and weather are at loggerheads. Their two paths converge with tragic inevitability. Jones writes of the simple rawness of animal existence with a naturalist's unblinking eye. This is a real rural ride. It is short, but crackles with latent compressed energy that makes it swell to fill more space than at first glance it occupies. His previous novel The Long Dry won a Betty Trask Award in 2007.
Marlborough Literature Festival, 132 High Street, Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN81HN

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