A venue fit for a king! It was a fantastic evening, they had arranged it all perfectly. I am gobsmacked and over the moon all at once!
— H.M. Castor, Author

laia jufresa 'umami'

Translation Slam with Spanish to English translators Sophie Hughes and Rosalind Harvey

Organised with Warwick University's Being Human festival of the humanities supported byHarper Collins Independent Thinking

21st November 7pm at Warwick Books

Translators Ros Harvey and Sophie Hughes will each translate the same passage from one of Laia’s books and discuss their translations with Laia. The translations will be distributed to the audience so that they can join in the discussion.


Pop-up International Women’s Literature Reading Group

22 November 7pm at Warwick Books

This year Warwick University launched the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, a new prize for literary translation that is designed to encourage publishers to translate more books by women and therefore increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and Irish readership. Did you know, for example, that the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize was awarded 21 times, but was won by a woman only twice?

Novelist Sarah Moss and literary translator Chantal Wright from the Warwick Writing Programme will lead a discussion on international women’s literature and the new Warwick prize. You may want to read one or more of the six books shortlisted for this year’s prize and come along with your thoughts but you can also simply join us for the discussion – all welcome!

Please e-mail info@warwickbooks.net or translation@warwick.ac.uk to reserve your place.

Sponsored by the University of Warwick’s Connecting Cultures GRP, Warwick Books and Harper Collins Independent Thinking.


                          Grant made this event possible - Thank you Harper Collins!

                          Grant made this event possible - Thank you Harper Collins!



30th November 5pm at Warwick Books

Meet local author Samuel Langley-Swain with his beautiful children’s book Santa's Wish illustrated by Anastasija Pudane during Warwick's Victorian Evening. Samuel will be carrying out story time readings throughout the evening so please drop in to get your signed copy.


We are delighted to host a rich series of literary events in and around Warwick. These include our popular 'Meet the author' events. The talks usually last about an hour, followed by questions, and then there is an opportunity to meet the speaker and have a book signed. Previous authors Melvyn Bragg, Jodi Picoult, Kate Williams, Professor Edith Hall and Dr Elizabeth Goldring. These events take place across Warwick including the beautiful Lord Leycester Hospital. We also support Warwick Words Festival. Read about our previous events in our blog.

Refreshments provided by local independent businesses are served at all of our events!

Huge thanks for a fab event yesterday!
— Warwickshire Schools Library Service