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February 2018

Ninja Book Box – 9 Feb

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

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

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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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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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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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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April 2018

Ben McNally Books and Brunch – 29 April

April 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The King Edward Hotel, 37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9, Canada, 37 King St E, Toronto, ON M5C 1E9, Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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First up on the North America tour I will be speaking at the famous Ben Mcnally Books and Brunch event with Amy Stuart, author of Still Water; Jackie Kai Ellis, author of The Measure of My Powers; Fen Osler Hampson, author of Master of Persuasion. It looks very fancy indeed so I'll expect to see you there in your all your finery!

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Books in Bloom with ELLE Canada – 30 April

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Arta Gallery, 14 Distillery Lane, Toronto, ON M5A 3C4, Canada
Toronto, Canada
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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.

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May 2018


May 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA 94925, USA
San Fransisco, CA CA 94925 United States
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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.

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May 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Powell’s Books, 1005 W Burnside St, Portland, OR 97209, USA
Portland, OR OR 97209 United States
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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.

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Brighton Festival – 19 May

May 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brighton and Hove High School, Montpelier Rd, Brighton BN1 3AT
Brighton, BN1 3AT United Kingdom
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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 February, is our Star Author on a Reasonably Priced Sofa. There will be book prizes for the winners (and losers)…

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