Events 2019

Sometimes I like to meet authors and talk to them about their books and their lives… Sometimes I like you to come along and watch, filthy. Hahaha.


Wednesday the 5th – The Women’s Prize 2019 Finale. Simon will be there with his mum. They will be vlogging, be warned.

Thursday the 13th –  Simon will be hosting poet Clare Shaw at 6pm in Liverpool Central Library,   her collection Flood is one of the Read Regional titles for 2019 and takes inspiration from the natural tragedies that happened in Hebden Bridge and how people  rallied together. FREE tickets here

Friday the 14th – Simon will be hosting the Walter Scott Prize shortlist event at the Borders Festival where he will be talking with Samantha Harvey, Andrew Miller and Robin Robertson. He will then be remaining at the festival for the rest of the weekend so come and say hello, it is meant to be fabulous. 6pm, Orchard Marquee, Borders Literature Festival £11/£9

Wednesday the 19th – Simon will be back on BBC 5Live to talk Australian books and more with Sarah Brett on her Sarah Brett Show from midnight to 1am. You can listen or catch up here

Saturday the 29th – Breakthrough Festival, London. Kerry Hudson’s amazing initiative The Breakthrough Festival, which will break through barriers to access, inclusion and representation in writing. He will be giving advice and workshops on social media, engaging with audiences and more. FREE via a lottery, more information here


Monday the 8th – Simon will be in the audience stalking, oh, supporting his friend Jen who will be at Waterstones Liverpool you can find more details and tickets here

Friday the 19th – Simon will be speaking at Harrogate Festivals Library Conference along with some very famous faces from the library and/or crime writing world. This is going to be huge fun, more details here