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Joanna Trollope OBE

Small Wonder Festival Charleston

8th September 2017


The BBC National Short Story Award returns to Small Wonder with an exclusive event ahead of the announcement of the 2017 winner. BBC Radio’s Editor of Books and longstanding judge of the Award Di Speirs will be in conversation with two fellow judges, authors Joanna Trollope whose 20th novel, City of Friends, was published this year, and Jon McGregor, plus shortlisted writers announced live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row on 15 September.

Expect a revealing discussion about judging the Award and opportunities for short story writers on the BBC; readings by judges and shortlisted writers and the opportunity to ask questions. Participating shortlisted writers will be announced on the Charleston website in mid-September.

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Joanna at the National Portrait Gallery.

3rd August 2017

Lecture: Updating Jane Austen

16 November 2017, 19:00

Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Joanna, who updated Sense and Sensibility in 2013, describes what it was like to take a novel written in 1809 and make it as relevant and sharply observant to contemporary readers.

Curious Arts Festival

27th June 2017

Joanna Trollope will be in conversation about City of Friends on Saturday 22nd July in the Gorse Tent – approximate timing 11am. Buy tickets here

Bradford Literature Festival

Joanna Trollope In Conversation Yvette Huddleston

Saturday, 1st July 2017  1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Beaminster Festival

Joanna Trollope

City of Friends

In conversation with Dr Elaine Hendrickson

Thursday 29th June • 2.30pm
St. Mary’s Church • Tickets: £10

Joanna talks to Linda Das in the Telegraph

13th May 2017

Last week, Joana made headlines after she appeared to berate JK Rowling and other writers for their use of Twitter.  As she now explains in the interview: “For anyone who wants to be on Twitter, it’s absolutely fine, and I want you to emphasise that I’m not in the least critical of anybody who uses it,” she says firmly. “I just say that I don’t. I think for JK Rowling,  it’s different because her readership is comprised of children, young adults and adults and they’re fascinated by it…..Obviously, it would be very useful for me [as a writer] to be fascinated by it, but I’m not,” she says. “The aim of my novels isn’t to tell people what to think or to tell them how I think, it’s to get the conversation going.”

As part of the interview in the Telegraph, Linda mentions that, in July, Joanna appear at the Curious Arts Festival in Hampshire (“like a music festival with books added – it’s like being a rock star!”), and part of her discussion will be her latest novel, City of Friends.   Click to Read More… about Joanna’s life, her writing and her views.

Gliterary Lunch 4th May

29th March 2017

Why not join Joanna and Erin Kelly on 4th May 2017 – 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm at The Kingsway Hall Hotel, Covent Garden? Enjoy a lovely lunch and listen to Joanna talk about her new bestseller, City of Friends.  Click here for more information


An Evening with Joanna Trollope

28th March 2017

Joanna will be talking about her new book, City of Friends, on April 12th at 8pm in The Croft Hall, Hungerford.

Buy your event ticket (normally £6) and copy of City of Friends (normally £18.99) for a special price of just £21. Then bring your new book along to event to have it signed by Joanna herself!

Joanna’s bestselling book, City of Friends, is her twentieth novel. A group of women have been friends since university, but these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey’s redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits … For more information, Click Here.

Joanna’s Evening at Chorleywood Bookshop

Chorleywood Bookshop hosts an evening with the author who still writes longhand Joanna Trollope OBE

Date Tuesday 28th March

Venue   The Junction, Christ Church, Chorleywood, WD3 5SG  Doors open:  7pm  Start: 7.30pm

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Mountains to the Sea Literary Festival

24th March 2017

On March 25th, at The Pavilion Theatre, in Dún Laoghaire, Joanna Trollope will be in conversation with Paula Shields. Join Joanna as she talks about her new book, City of Friends. and her writing life. Click Here for more information.

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