During June and July 2010, libraries throughout the Borough of Richmond will play host to a range of authors for public appearances.
International journalist, ghost writer to the stars and now multi-million selling author, Michael Robotham, is the highlight of a month of author appearances at local libraries this June and July.
The Australian writer is appearing as part of a week long UK tour to talk about his latest novel crime thriller Bleed for me, which follows a string of award winning titles. He will be at Twickenham Library on Wednesday 14 July.
Cllr Pamela Fleming, Strategic Cabinet Member for Community Development on Richmond Council, said:
“We have a strong line-up of award winning authors this June and July. Michael Robotham’s exciting background in journalism, ghost-writing celebrities’ autobiographies and his current success as a novelist, make his appearance a highlight.
“Our libraries will also be providing a full summer schedule of activities for parents and children, as well as the usual IT taster sessions, full library catalogue and internet access. There is also a range of services now online, so that you get the most out of what local libraries offer when it is convenient for you.”
Other authors appearing at libraries in the next month:
Chris Cleave – Richmond Lending Library, Thursday 24 June – 6.30-7.45pm
Following his prize-winning debut, the Kingston upon Thames author’s second novel The Other Hand has reached number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
Eliza Graham – Ham Library, Thursday 1 July – 6.30pm
Writer and author Eliza Graham discusses her new book Jubilee, the story of a woman who solves the mystery of what happened to her cousin twenty five years ago.
Joseph Smith – Hampton Wick Library, Wednesday 7 July, 6.30-7.30pm
Following his acclaimed debut novel The Wolf, Joseph Smith returns to once again transport the reader into the mind of an animal. This time he explores the violence of the bull-ring from a new perspective in his novel Taurus.
To book tickets for the events visit www.richmond.gov.uk/libraries or call 020 8734 3325.
Borough libraries are now offering an increasing number of services online, which can be accessed using your library membership card. Services include; library catalogue, online reference services, e-books, audio-books and updates on local services and library services across London.
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