Events

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To­day

A lo­cal book­shop is for life, not just for Christ­mas, so cel­e­brate it on Na­tional Book­shop Day, when many stores will be hold­ing spe­cial events. Find one near you at book­sare­my­bag.com.

Au­thor Laura Bar­nett and singer Kathryn Wil­liams dis­cuss and per­form their novel/ al­bum col­lab­o­ra­tion Great­est Hits to close the Sevenoaks lit­er­ary fes­ti­val, 7.30pm. £10. Methodist church, 6 The Drive, Sevenoaks. sevl­it­fest.com.

Sun­day

Come dressed as your favourite char­ac­ter to hear Frances Hardinge, Lucy Saxon and Mag­gie Harcourt talk about their new books at the Bath fes­ti­val, 4.15pm. £6. Ko­me­dia, 22-23 West­gate Street, Bath. bath­fes­ti­vals.org.uk.

Tues­day

The Man Booker prize short­list (or half of it) goes to Not­ting­ham, with read­ings by Ali Smith, Emily Frid­lund and Fiona Mo­z­ley at the Djano­gly the­atre, 7.30pm. £8. Lakeside Arts, Univer­sity Park, Not­ting­ham. lakesidearts.org.uk.

Thurs­day

Man Booker prize win­ner Alan Hollinghurst is in con­ver­sa­tion and in­tro­duces his sixth novel, The Sparsholt Af­fair, at the Ilk­ley fes­ti­val, 7.30pm. £7/5. Ilk­ley Play­house, We­ston Road, Ilk­ley. ilk­leylit­er­a­turefes­ti­val.org.uk.

Send list­ings in­for­ma­tion at least 10 days in ad­vance to books@the­guardian.com with the date of the event in the sub­ject field, or post it to Re­view, The Guardian, Kings Place, 90 York Way, Lon­don N1 9GU.

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