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Under the Knife, Edinburgh International Book Festival – 20 Aug

The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh Festival Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

I'm joining the excellent E S Thompson for an event titled Under the Knife in the Spiegeltent at the festival, should be a lot of fun. Here's the festival blurb: Medicine, murder and the macabre meet in Victorian London. A discovery in an anatomy school mortuary takes Jem Flockhart and Will Quartermain on a high-stakes search for answers in E ...


Curious Festival – 25 August

Speakeasy Tent, Curious Festival Pippingford Park Manor, Nutley, Uckfield, UK

Delighted to be visiting my favourite festival again. I'll be talking about Things in Jars.

John Boyne and Jess Kidd at the Bray Literary Festival – 28 September

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray Main St, Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Jess is off to Bray for their exciting looking literary festival and delighted to be joining the acclaimed John Boyne. Here's the festival's blurb: Join award-winning authors John Boyne (The Heart’s Invisible Furies; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas; My Brother’s Name is Jessica) and Jess Kidd (The Hoarder; Things in Jars; Himself) for an entertaining evening of readings, discussion, ...

Liverpool Literary Festival – 12 Oct

Leggate Theatre Victoria Gallery & Museum Ashton Street, Liverpool, UK

Really intrigued and delighted to be joining Professor Sarah Peverley for a discussion that promises to range from the mystical to the grotesque. I'll be reading from and taking questions about my novel Things in Jars. Can't wait to have a look at the incredible collection of curiosities at the Victoria Gallery & Museum.


East Riding Festival of Words, Gothic Thrillers – 19 October

Memorial Hall 73-75 Lairgate, Beverley, England

This should be a lot of fun. I'm joining Chriss Simms and Amanda Mason to discuss the allure of gothic thrillers and how contemporary crime thrillers are often rooted in the Gothic tradition.


Murder One Festival Dublin, Past Crimes: Jess Kidd, Henrietta McKervey and Paddy Hirsch with Declan Burke – 2 Nov

Smock Alley Theatre 7 Exchange Street Lower, Temple Bar, Dublin, D08 PX27,, Dublin

Back to Dublin for a few pints... no, no it's really for a serious literary discussion at the Murder One Festival, should be a lot of fun. Here's the festival blurb: From Things in Jars to Violet Hill, London’s only female detective, via Hudson’s Kill and the Irish gangs of New York, three novelists use the past as a backdrop ...


The Styning Bookshop – 23 Jan

The Gluck Studio Off Highland Croft, behind Chantry House, Church Street, BN44 3YB

Off to the Steyning Bookshop on Thursday 23rd January 2020, for a literary evening at the Gluck Studio. Here's their blurb: 'Jess will be discussing her latest novel Things in Jars, alongside her previous novels, The Hoarder and Himself. Jess Kidd has been praised for her unique fictional voice. She was brought up in London as part of a large ...

Helen Cullen and Jess Kidd – 28 Jan

The Marlowe Bookshop 22-24 Spittal Street, Marlow

Off to Marlowe for a conversation with local resident and fellow novelist Helen Cullen.


Waterstones, Norwich – 29 Jan

Off to Norwich for a reading at Waterstones, come along. Here's their blurb: Usher in the new year with an evening with one of modern fiction's most exciting authors- Jess Kidd! Coming hot on the heels of her previous successes with The Hoarder and Himself, Things in Jars is a twisted Victorian detective tale which thrills as much as it ...

1 Sept – Julie Walker & Jess Kidd, London

The Golden Hinde Golden Hinde Ltd St Mary Overie Dock Cathedral Street, London

A fitting venue for an evening of conversation on the high seas with debut author of Bonny & Read Julie Walker and award winning author Jess Kidd and her latest novel The Night Ship. Bonny & Read: Caribbean, 1720. Two extraordinary women are on the run - from their pasts, from the British Navy and the threat of execution, and ...


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