Coming soon, details tbc –
I am at Cheltenham for five days interviewing lots of people including Nathalie Haynes, Shamila Kamsie, Maggie O’Farrell, Viv Groksop and Vince Cable.
On Wednesday 11th Oct I’m doing my own event called Death: A Dialogue with the wonderful Julia Samuel
I’m delighted to be making my first ever visit to Belfast. I’ll be at Mount Stewart Gardens at 4pm
—A Manual for Heartache
BEVERLEY LIBRARY 1PM £7.50 / £6.50
Cathy Rentzenbrink grew up in Yorkshire. She is a writer and journalist, and author of the bestselling memoir The Last Act of Love.
Here she joins us to talk about her new book; A Manual for Heartache.
Heartache is human: over the course of our lives, we all encounter sadness and loss. But how do we cope when it happens to us? With boundless warmth and compassion, Cathy shares her experiences of living with heartache and looking for hope and joy in a cruel world.
The result is a survival guide for hard times; a book that will shine a chink of light into a dark day and remind you that you are not alone.
19th October at 6.30pm with Gail Honeyman and interviewed by Mark Lawson
I am doing prison events in Leicester
Brasserie Zedel – Thursday 30th November
I’m so pleased to be doing this show with Kate Dimbleby and Rebecca Peyton
Saturday 4th Nov at 4pm with Rachel Joyce and chaired by Caroline Sanderson
Events Scrapbook for A Manual for Heartache
I was interviewed by Naomi Frisbee at the beautiful hospice
I was expertly interviewed by Lee Randall and then chaired Megan Hunter and Phil Miller where we talked apocalypse.
I loved interviewing Sarah Winman at Waterstones Truro. Could have listened to her read for hours.
Chiswick with Julia Samuel, Adam Kay and Maggie O’Farrell
Always a pleasure to chair the Booksellers Association Conference
I went to Stockholm for the publication of The Last Act of Love in Swedish.
Ways with Words festival in Dartington with Bella Pollen on 16th July at 12.45pm
Blackwell’s Oxford on 18th July
Blackwell’s Edinburgh on 19th July at 6.30pm with Peggy Hughes
Various lovely shops and people in Edinburgh
Waterstones, Doncaster from 12 – 1pm on 4th July
Forum Books at Corbridge on 6th July at 7pm
Launch party at Waterstones Piccadilly on 28th June 2017
Dulwich with Suzanne O’Sullivan
Borders book festival
Hay festival with Julia Samuel
Charleston Festival with Bella Pollen and Julia Samuel – here we are in the kitchen
First time reading from A Manual for Heartache at the Picador Showcase
Interviewing Michel Faber at Foyles
EVENTS SCRAPBOOK – Below are the events I did for The Last of Love, though I stopped collecting the pictures at some point which is a shame because I would now like to look back on them.
Waterstones Glasgow, interviewed by Kirsty Logan
Pages of Hackney with Max Porter, chaired by Francesca Main
Hay, interviewed by Sarfraz Manzoor
Latitude with Suzanne O’Sullivan and Alex Pheby, chaired by Sathnam Sanghera
Chiswick with Sali Hughes and Nina Stibbe, chaired by Francesca Main. I’m also chairing a panel on publishing that includes my agent Jo Unwin and chairing an author panel with Jo Cannon, Janet Ellis and Barney Norris.
Jersey with Paul Bisson
Durham with Decca Aitkenhead
And talking about reading with Any Miller, Kit de Waal and Prof Simon
And chairing Megan Bradbury, Garth Greenwell and Hannah Kohler.
Ilkley with James Nash
Cheltenham chairing Tracy Chevalier, Kit de Waal, Jo Cannon, and panels on publishing and Elena Ferrante.