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READ LSE Book Swap Event

LSE Literary Festival 2011

Novelist Marie Phillips, author of Gods Behaving Badly, and publisher Scott Pack host an evening of conversation and banter with a cracking line-up of guest writers and cake for the audience!

You won’t hear boring speeches, the same old questions or authors reading from their latest book - but you could witness almost anything else. Audience members are requested to bring an unwanted book along with them which they will have the opportunity to swap for another, or donate to charity.

Matt Beaumont was born up in the north a long, long time ago. He was always fairly good at drawing, so his parents packed him off to an art school in London to learn a trade. Three years on he put his graphic design training to good use by getting a job in advertising. As a writer. Which he did for a long, long time. Then one day he asked his wife what she thought about the idea of a novel written entirely in emails. And so began his second writing career. He is the author of several books including E and E Squared. Apart from that, he doesn't do anything very useful, he smokes too much and he listens to music all the time. Even in his sleep most likely.

Sarah Salway has written three novels and two books of short stories. Her latest novel, Getting the Picture, was published last year by Ballantine in the US. She writes regularly for Psychologies Magazine in the UK, and her poems have been published widely including in the Financial Times, Pen International and the Virago Book of Shopping. Neil Gaiman describes Sarah as 'the Madonna of writing books'.

Read International is a charity that supports the empowerment of people and communities through education in Tanzania and Uganda by collecting books and money for under resourced class rooms. All books are valuable to READ because if they cannot be sent directly to Tanzania or Uganda they are able to be resold or recycled to help raise funds to meet the cost of sending books. Please support this award winning cause.

LSE students are running a book and fundraising drive for Read this academic year. You can donate money online at: http://www.justgiving.com/readbookprojectLSE2010|


Matt Beaumont | talks
Scott Pack | talks
Marie Phillips | talks
Sarah Salway | talks


Date and Time:

10 February 2011 at 6:00 pm


2 hours



Fourth Floor Café
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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London School of Economics & Political Science
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