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Guildford Book Festival – 15 Oct

Festival Marquee The Sports Ground, Woodbridge Rd, Guildford

Jess will be reading from Himself and signing copies at the Guildford Book Festival on 15 October.

Short Stories Aloud – 18 Oct

Blackwell's Bookshop 51 Broad Street, Oxfordshire

Jess will be reading at the excellent Short Stories Aloud in Blackwell's Bookshop in Oxford.

Rattlebag at the Irish Literary Society – 31 Oct

Irish Literary Society The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St, London, London

The ILS's eclectic Rattlebag forum returns with the novelist Jess Kidd, poet Kimberly Campanello and academic Clare Walker Gore. Kidd’s brilliantly original debut novel Himself is a gothic detective story set in 1970s Mayo with a cast of ghosts. Having been abandoned on the steps of an orphanage as an infant, lovable car thief and Dublin charmer Mahony assumed all ...

£5

St Mary’s University – 14 Feb

St Mary's University Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham

Jess is an alumna of St Mary's University, Twickenham, where she completed her Phd. Following the great success of Himself Jess was invited back to read for staff and students. See the video of Jess discussing her work and reading from Himself here:

Jess and Mike McCormack – 1 June

Listowel Arms Hotel The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Jess & Mike McCormack will be reading together at the Listowel Arms Ballroom. Mike's book Solar Bones is wonderful go and read it!

£10

With Rick O’Shea – 8 Feb

Dublin City Library & Archive 144 Pearse St, Dublin 2

Dublin UNESCO City of Literature, Canongate and the Rick O’Shea Bookclub present Jess Kidd in conversation with Rick O’Shea. Admission is free. All are welcome – no booking required.

Free

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