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October 2016

Rattlebag at the Irish Literary Society – 31 Oct

October 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Irish Literary Society, The Bloomsbury Hotel, 16-22 Great Russell St, London
London, WC1B 3NN United Kingdom
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£5

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 his life that his mother had simply given him up. But when he receives an anonymous note suggesting that foul…

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February 2017

St Mary’s University – 14 Feb

February 14, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
St Mary’s University, Waldegrave Rd, Twickenham TW1 4SX United Kingdom + Google Map

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:

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June 2017

Jess and Mike McCormack – 1 June

June 1, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Listowel Arms Hotel, The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Ireland Ireland + Google Map
£10

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

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January 2018

The Hoarder Launch – 31 Jan

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Lutyens & Rubinstein, 21 Kensington Park Road
London, W11 2EU United Kingdom
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Free

Join Jess in conversation with BBC Radio 2's Joe Haddow to celebrate the launch of her second novel The Hoarder. Hosted by Lutyens & Rubinstein Bookshop.

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February 2018

With Rick O’Shea – 8 Feb

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse St
Dublin 2, D02 HE37
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Free

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.

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Ninja Book Box – 9 Feb

February 9
Notting Hill Tube Station London, W11 3JS United Kingdom + Google Map
£5

Jess will be reading as part of the Ninja Book Box event in Notting Hill. Take an afternoon off work (ask first please - we're not really encouraging you to just not show up!) and join us on a literary tour of the Notting Hill area. We'll be visiting several bookshops and stopping for optional cake and coffee/tea along the way. Meet new people & find out about the bookish history of the area. See more details here.

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London Writers Eclective – 26 Feb

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Waterstones, Tottenham Court Road 19-21 Tottenham Court Rd, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1BJ United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Details forthcoming...

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March 2018

Cannongate New Fiction – 13 March

March 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Foyles Bookshop, 107 Charing Cross Road
London, United Kingdom
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Free

We’ve teamed up with Canongate to bring you another showcase of new fiction. So grab a drink and a slice of pizza as we tuck in to some of the most hotly anticipated titles of 2018. The Hoarder by Jess Kidd - A gripping literary mystery about the disappearance of a child and a house full of secrets, from the author of the highly-praised Himself. Maud Drennan, an underpaid care worker and unintentional psychic is the last hope that the…

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Edinburgh Gliterary Lunch – 15 March

March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Principal, 19-21 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2PB
Edinburgh, EH2 2PB United Kingdom
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£60

Together with author Chris Brookmyre, Jess will be reading and joining in conversation at the Edinburgh Gliterary Lunch, doesn't that sound fancy.

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Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College – 29 March

March 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College, Richmond Campus, Parkshot, Richmond, TW9 2RE
London, TW9 2RE United Kingdom
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£6

Jess is delighted to be returning to Richmond and Hillcroft Adult Community College for a public talk with her former tutor Barry Selwyn about her writing career and her books Himself (2016) The Hoarder (Feb 2018). This event is held in support of the Portcullis Trust.

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