London Book Fair
Hey’s it’s London Book Fair week when a whole bunch of publishing types get together to buy and sell books to other publishing types. This is particularly exciting for me as I’ve got my first and my forthcoming book up for translation rights. Plus I get to put on my skimpy dress and high heels for my publisher’s annual party. Last year I had a grand old time putting my foot in my mouth when I asked a famous athlete why he was there. He said he had written a book about rowing across the Atlantic to which my considered response was, ‘Cool.’ Then I mentioned something about wanting to go on a date with Linford Christie to a guy who turned out to be his former agent and informed me he was married. Oops!
This year, for the first time ever, the South Bank will be hosting a Book Fair preview with Margaret Atwood and Tracey Chevalier talking about their work.
Meanwhile, I’ve been celebrating early with author Grant Stoddart. His new book Working Stiff: The Misadventures of an Accidental Sexpert is out this week and I had a fantastic time at his launch party last night. I took his book home in my goody bag and started it reading it last night. So that’s my book of the week sorted!