I’m very excited to report that thanks to Simon & Schuster, and with the kind support of some wonderful booksellers, I’m going to be doing live events in the USA for the next two weeks. I’ll be reading from Little Bee and sharing some real life stories surrounding the novel. I’ll also be talking about my unusual journey as a writer and some of the eerie coincidences that have changed its course. If you’re near any of the following places, please do come along. I like to make the readings as exciting and unpredictable as I can, and I love to meet readers and answer any questions you may have. Come and enjoy the unforgettable atmosphere of live literary events!
Milwaukee, WI, March 2 at 7pm: Event at Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop
Ann Arbor, MI, March 3 at 7pm: Event at Borders, 612 E Liberty
Seattle, WA, March 4 at 7pm: Event at University Bookstore
Seattle, WA, March 5 at 7pm: Event at Third Place Books
Santa Barbara, CA, March 6 at 7pm: Event at Chaucer’s Books
Santa Monica, CA, March 8 at 3pm: Event at Diesel Bookstore
Portland, OR, March 9 at 7.30pm: Event at Powell’s City of Books
Danville, CA, March 10 at 7pm: Event at Rakestraw Books
Capitola, CA, March 11 at 7.30pm: Event at Capitola Book Café
Corte Madera, CA, March 12 at 7pm: Event at Book Passage
If you can, please support your local bookseller by ordering your copy of Little Bee from them. If you can’t make it to a reading but you would still like a signed copy, please contact your local bookseller on the above list in advance of the reading, so I can sign and dedicate a copy to you.
Every bookseller on this tour has given incredible support to my novel, and also to the books of many other new and upcoming writers. Bookselling is an activity every bit as creative and risky as writing. It’s thanks to the passion of strong, committed booksellers that literary fiction exists. Way before publication, booksellers are the first to read new titles and the first to champion the books they like. Your local bookseller isn’t in it for the money – they do it because they love books and because they want to keep a great tradition alive. Let’s never forget how much we owe them.