Events

Events

Events

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

November

19/11/2017, 18:00
Patrick Barkham at Taunton Literary Festival
Islander: a Journey Around our Archipelago In this evocative book, Patrick Barkham travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander. He is a features writer for the Guardian, where he has reported on everything from the Iraq War to climate change. He is the author of numerous books on natural history.
Brendon Books, Bath Place, Taunton, TA1 4ER

20/11/2017, 19:00
Come and Meet Patrick Barkham
Guardian Natural History Writer and best-selling author Patrick Barkham will be in-store to talk about his new book, Islander.
Yeovil Waterstones, 37a Middle Street, Yeovil, BA20 1LG

21/11/2017, 19:30
Patrick Barkham on 'Islander: a Journey Around our Archipelago' in Bath
"We are all islanders, but some are more islanders than others". Award-winning author Patrick Barkham's new book Islander is an enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain. He travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander. How do communities function on small islands? Are they insular or outward looking? Are eccentrics attracted to islands, or do islands make people eccentric? Do they keep us sane or drive us mad? Patrick's journey across the British Isles sets out to answer these questions. Along the way, he uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, meets a host of curious characters and native species, and explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain.
Toppings and Co. Booksellers, 3 Fountain Buildings, Bath, BA1 5DU

22/11/2017, 19:00
Patrick Barkham at Rossiter Books
Patrick Barkham returns to Rossiter Books with his latest book, Islander, an enticing exploration of the smallest islands of Britain. In this evocative book, Patrick travels from larger small islands to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from dropouts to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is to be an islander, and uncovers bizarre and touching stories about island life, whilst exploring some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain. Patrick Barkham was born in 1975 in Norfolk and is Natural History Writer for the Guardian. He is the author of The Butterfly Isles, which was shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize; Badgerlands, which was also shortlisted for the Ondaatje Prize and the Wainwright Prize; and Coastlines.
Rossiter Books, The Corn Exchange, 7 The High Street, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, HR9 5HL

22/11/2017, 19:00 - 20:00
Caspar Henderson 'A New Book of Wonders'
What is wonder, where can we find it, and how can it change our lives? Caspar Henderson, author the 'The Book of Barely Imagined Beings: A 21st-Century Bestiary', will be joining us to discuss his fascinating new publication 'A New Map of Wonders'. From divine visions seen in whirlwinds and burning bushes, to the Romantic Era's fascination with the wilds of nature, our sense of wonder has long served as a starting point for experiencing the world. Beautiful, strangely essential, and for a good part of history, often inexplicable, these encounters with wonder have drawn us deeper into the mystery of what it means to be alive, and to confront our collective challenges. But today, in our rapidly accelerating culture, this intuitive celebration of wonder can pass by unnoticed. What might be lost when we overlook wonder in all its daily guises? And how might we cultivate a sense of wonder that is fit for our technologically-advanced time? Charting these emerging territories with the curiosity and enthusiasm of some of our great explorers, Caspar Henderson's 'A New Map of Wonders' sets out to answer these questions.
Blackwell's Oxford, 51 Broad St, Oxford, OX1 3BQ

23/11/2017, 18:45
Islander
Patrick Barkham's new book, Islander, is a journey to meet the human and non-human residents of the smaller British Isles. In this talk, he will journey from large small island to ever smaller islands in search of the essence of island life - and what lessons the periphery may have for us on the mainland.
Norfolk, UK, Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre, Cley Marshes

25/11/2017, 09:00
Medicine Unboxed 2017: MAPS
Conference is Saturday 25th - Sunday 26 Nov, 09:00-17:00 both days. Speakers at Medicine Unboxed 2017: MAPS include LIZ BERRY SARAH PERRY DENISE RILEY SARA WHEELER LARA PAWSON KATE CLANCHY MONA ARSHI EIMEAR MCBRIDE DAVID MITCHELL PHILIP MARSDEN DANNY DORLING TIM DEE LAURENCE REES CASPAR HENDERSON RICHARD HORTON SHELDON THOMAS DAVID NOTT Medicine Unboxed aims to inspire conversation in healthcare, engaging the public together with healthcare audiences in exploring issues central to thinking about good medicine: humanity, illness, social justice and mortality. We believe that the arts and humanities can illuminate this perspective, fostering debate, awe and perhaps even humility.
Parabola Arts Centre, Cheltenham, Parabola Road, Cheltenham, GL50 3AA

29/11/2017, 19:00
An evening with Patrick Barkham
Join us for an evening of natural wonder as Patrick Barkham discusses his newest work 'Islander'. He explores some of the most beautiful landscapes in Britain as he travels to ever-smaller islands in search of their special magic. Our small islands are both places of freedom and imprisonment, party destinations and oases of peace, strangely suburban and deeply wild. They are places where the past is unusually present, but they can also offer a vision of an alternative future. Meeting all kinds of islanders, from nuns to puffins, from local legends to rare subspecies of vole, he seeks to discover what it is like to live on a small island, and what it means to be an islander.
Waterstones Norwich, 11-17 Castle Street, Norwich, NR2 1PB



 
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