Bookstock is a unique, grassroots literary night curated by the North London Reading Group.
Join fellow book lovers and enjoy a varied evening of the best new and independent writers reading, performing and discussing their works in a lovely London pub.
The night is punctuated with comedy, prizes and the chance to swap books and clink glasses with kindred spirits!
The author of the best-selling, Carnegie Medal-nominated, TV Book Club Summer Read-winning The Radleys introduces his follow up about an extra-terrestrial who visits Earth in the form of a Cambridge Maths Professor. Initially disgusted in the way humans look, eat, fight and fall in love, he begins to realise there may be more to this weird species after all.
"A laugh-and-cry book. Troubling, thrilling, puzzling, believable and impossible. Matt Haig uses words like a tin-opener. We are the tin." – Jeannette Winterson
Matt will be signing copies of The Radleys (£5) and The Humans (£10)
The prize-winning writer returns to Bookstock to introduce her debut collection of short fiction with the sea as a link. The stories cover coastlines from the West of Ireland to Santorini, Greece.
"Raw and elegant" – Bookmunch
Lane will be signing copies of Saltwater (£10)
Irish writer living in London behind the 'Korolev' series of atmospheric, page-turning crime novels, set in 1930s paranoid, stalinist Russia. William's books have been shortlisted for several crime awards and he teaches crime writing workshops for The Guardian.
"Whodunnit heaven" – Times Literary Supplement
William will be signing copies of The Holy Thief and The Bloody Meadow (£7.99)
Liz will read from her prize-winning novel, which takes place in the 1950s and 1995. Set in both London and Ladakh, an Indian province near Tibet, The Road Back is an epic tale that throws together two people from radically different cultures with explosive results.
"A splendid love story, so beautifully told" – Colin Dexter
Liz will be signing copies of The Road Back (£5)
Multi-talented Seki is a poet, writer of short stories including Kennedy, and is currently working on his first novel. Chartreuse is the story of a romantic struggling to keep his relationship alive while contemplating love in the modern day. He writes for the New Welsh Review.
Bring along a book you've already read to exchange for one you haven't with new friends over a glass of wine (or two!)
No other literary event gets you closer to writers. Share a drink with them and get personally dedicated copies of their books.
Enjoy fine wines and ales at the Green Man pub in NW1, directly opposite Great Portland Street Tube. The pub serves great food, too!
Interested in joining a book group? We'll personally introduce you to groups looking for new members on the night.