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Books in Bloom with ELLE Canada – 30 April

Arta Gallery 14 Distillery Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada, Toronto

I'm delighted to be speaking at the ELLE Canada event on Monday 30th. Following cocktails (for you not me) and hors d’oeuvres, I'll be joining fellow authors (Kim Van Alkemade and Lisa Jewel) to be interviewed on-stage by Elle Canada’s managing editor, Carli Whitwell. I'll be signing books after and look forward to meeting a very fashionable crowd.



Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925, USA, San Fransisco, CA

Stopping off in San Francisco to visit Book Passage bookstore for a reading - so thrilled to be visiting this extraordinary city. I'll be reading from Mr Flood's Last Resort taking questions and looking forward to meeting readers before checking out the bay area.



Powell's Books 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA, Portland, OR

The last-leg of my US book tour and I'm visiting Portland, can't wait! Really looking forward to reading and meeting readers in Powell's Books before getting a look around Portland.


Brighton Festival – 19 May

Brighton and Hove High School Montpelier Rd, Brighton BN1 3AT, Brighton

The Big Book Group is back for Brighton book-lovers with local author Matt Haig, who will talk about his books How to Stop Time and the bestselling Reasons to Stay Alive. Also joining host Craig Melvin is Brighton Festival Guest Director, David Shrigley, to discuss his life in books. And Jess Kidd, whose latest novel The Hoarder was published in ...


Ways With Words, Ryedale Festival – 24 July

Helmsley Town Hall Helmsley Town Hall, Ryedale

Excited to be travelling up North to read at the Ryedale Festival. This gig came about from my bumping into and spilling my drink on the festival programmer on the train - what a great promotional tactic!


Unleashing Dark Secrets – 15 August

The Spiegeltent, Edinburgh Festival Charlotte Square Gardens, Edinburgh

I'm delighted to be visiting the Edinburgh Festival for the first time and to be sharing a platform with Joanna Cannon. Here's what the festival blurb says about the event: Long-hidden secrets are about to be set free in new novels by Joanna Cannon and Jess Kidd. In Cannon’s Three Things About Elsie, a lady in a home for the ...


Margate Bookie – My Family and Other Secrets, 29 Sept

Turner Contemporary Margate

I'm off for a jaunt to the seaside at the end of September and to my favourite Victorian resort, Margate. I'll be appearing at the Bookie Festival in person and in the the Turner Contemporary in the form of a shine, you'll have to come along to find out more! It's always interesting to meet writers exploring similar themes to ...


Gothic Stories: Frankenstein and Beyond – 11 Oct

The Birmingham & Midland Institute 8 Margaret Street, Birmingham

Off to Birmingham we go for a gothic adventure. Delighted to be taking part in an event to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelly's Franksenstein as part of the Birmingham Literature Festival. Here's their blurb and link for tickets below. From wild and remote landscapes, to dilapidated buildings, howling winds, vulnerable heroines and supernatural happenings, Gothic fiction has intrigued ...


Golden Hare Books – Oct 23

Golden Hare Books 68 St Stephen Street, Edinburgh

I'm off to Edinburgh in October to visit the wonderful Golden Hare Books for an evening of discussion about Himself and The Hoarder, just as The Hoarder comes out in paperback. Here's their blurb and there are ticket's on their website, links below. "Kidd’s books are atmospheric, full of secrets, heart, and relationships, so come along and immerse yourself in ...

£5 – £10

Yule Fest, Blackwell’s Oxford – 2 Dec

Blackwell's Bookshop 51 Broad Street, Oxfordshire

To kick-off the festive season I've been asked to join the Yule Fest line-up at the great Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford. Apart from my reading there is lots going on, a whole weekend of events, taking place on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. I'll be talking about and reading from The Hoarder and will be happy to sign copies ...


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