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April 2018

The Stone Tide by Gareth E. Rees – London launch

5 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join Influx Press for the London launch of Gareth E. Rees' second novel, THE STONE TIDE: ADVENTURES AT THE END OF THE WORLD, celebrating a new work of weird coastal madness. About the book: ‘The problems started the day we moved to Hastings…’ When Gareth E. Rees moves to a dilapidated Victorian house in Hastings he begins to piece together an occult puzzle connecting Aleister Crowley, John Logie Baird and the Piltdown Man hoaxer. As freak storms and tidal surges…

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The White Review/Burley Fisher Poetry Salon

6 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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White Review poetry event

Join us for the second monthly WR x BF Poetry Salon, hosted by Kayo Chingonyi. With readings from Amy Key, Karen McCarthy Woolf and Lucy Mercer. AMY KEY’s debut poetry collection Luxe was published by Salt in November 2013. Amy’s poems have been published in various magazines and anthologies including Poetry, The Poetry Review, Best British Poetry 2015, Love Poems (Faber & Faber) and The Poetry of Sex (Penguin). Her second collection, Isn’t Forever, will be published by Bloodaxe in…

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Tales of Two Londons – book launch

11 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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London today is embattled as rarely before in peacetime. On one side the city has flourished, cementing its standing as a world leader in business and culture. Infrastructure investment outstrips anywhere else in the UK, property prices have soared, technology and new media industries have burgeoned. On the other, poverty remains endemic, homelessness and the privations of low paid work are evident everywhere, gang violence is rampant, and the burnt-out hulk of the Grenfell Tower housing block stands as an…

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Go Home! Book Launch

12 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Go Home! Book Launch —featuring Sharlene Teo, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Luiza Sauma, Will Harris, and Guy Gunaratne "Go home!" is always a slur, but often also an impossibility. This anthology of stories, essays, and poems contains twenty-four unique and diverse explorations of home. What does it mean to belong and how does it feel to be an outsider? ROWAN HISAYO BUCHANAN is the editor of Go Home! and the author of the novel Harmless Like You. which was a New…

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Felix Culpa: Jeremy Gavron w/ Olivia Laing

25 April @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join us for an event to celebrate the launch of FELIX CULPA, an innovative novel from Jeremy Gavron. He will be in conversation with the brilliant Olivia Laing. In FELIX CULPA, Jeremy Gavron conjures up a work of extraordinary literary alchemy: a novel made out of lines taken from a hundred great works of literature. It follows a writer on the trail of a boy recently released from prison, who has been discovered dead in the cold north, frozen and…

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May 2018
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The White Review/Burley Fisher Poetry Salon

4 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
White Review poetry event

Join us for the third monthly WR x BF Poetry Salon, hosted by Kayo Chingonyi. With readings from Belinda Zhawi, Kate Potts and others tbc. BELINDA ZHAWI is a Zimbabwean-born writer and educator who lives and works in London. Her work mostly focuses on memories of living in rural and urban Zimbabwe. She has performed across the UK in numerous venues, festivals and events including at Africa Writes, Bestival and TATE, with her work published in the anthologies LIMINAL ANIMALS…

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Call me Zebra: Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi in conversation with Tom McCarthy

8 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Call me Zebra

Join us to celebrate the publication of CALL ME ZEBRA by Azareen Van Der Vliet Oloomi. Azareen will be joined by Tom McCarthy, author of Satin Island and Remainder. Zebra is the last in a line of anarchists, atheists, and autodidacts. When war came, her family didn’t fight; they took refuge in books. Now alone and in exile, Zebra leaves New York for Barcelona, retracing the journey she and her father made from Iran to the United States years ago. Books are Zebra’s…

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Tell Me the Planets – Ben Platts-Mills in conversation

9 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Please join us for an event to celebrate the publication of Ben Platts-Mills's book Tell Me the Planets: a moving, humane and insightful examination of what it's like to live with serious brain injury. Ben will be in conversation with Matthew, who forms a part of Ben's book. Ben has, for the last 14 years, worked for Headway East London, a charity supporting survivors of brain injury. Tell Me the Planets: Matthew has a meticulously logical mind. He is intelligent,…

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Wrestliana: Toby Litt in conversation with Steven J Fowler

11 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Please join us for an evening of readings and discussions (and perhaps even a little wrestling) to celebrate the release of Toby Litt's new memoir: Wrestliana. "Toby Litt's father wanted him to find about their ancestor: William Litt, a champion Cumberland Wrestler.  William was one of the greatest ever 'kings of the green' - a man who reigned undefeated in one of the nineteenth century's most popular sports, taking home over 200 prize belts. William had other talents, as well.…

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Launch: Anti-Politics by Eliane Glaser

17 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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Join Repeater Books and Eliane Glaser to launch her new book, Anti-Politics. She will be in conversation with James Butler. Recent years have seen a wave of populism and mistrust of politics across the political spectrum, encouraged and weaponised by Trump, Farage and Brexit. Anti-Politics: On the Demonization of Ideology, Authority and the State takes stock of the slow death of politics, and explores how it might be restored. ELIANE GLASER was one of the first commentators to draw attention…

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Launch: Mixed-Race Superman

24 May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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PREORDER THE BOOK Please join Peninsula Press for the launch of Mixed-Race Superman by Will Harris. There will be drinks, books, and readings from the author, as well as from Raymond Antrobus and Rowan Hisayo Buchanan. -- Mixed-Race Superman asks what it means to be mixed race in an increasingly divided world. In an era where a man endorsed by the Ku Klux Klan can sit in the White House, Will Harris considers how two very different supermen—Barack Obama and…

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DISCO SOUR – Book launch London

25 May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Burley Fisher Books,
400 Kingsland Road
London, e8 4aa United Kingdom
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FREE RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disco-sour-book-launch-london-tickets-45191391669 Join us for an event to celebrate the publication of DISCO SOUR, a speculative fiction novel from Giuseppe Porcaro, published by Unbound. Giuseppe Porcaro will be in conversation with Dave Hutchinson, a science fiction writer best known for his Fractured Europe series, which has received multiple award nominations, with the third novel, Europe in Winter, winning the BSFA Award for Best Novel, and Nicholas Barrett a literary critic who contributes reviews to the TLS and the Economist,…

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