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Joanna Trollope OBE

Bookends Carlisle Welcomes Joanna

16th February 2018

The Tithe Barn, Carlisle

Friday 23rd February, 7.30pm

Tickets: £10 (includes a glass of wine and £10 off An Unsuitable Match) – available from Bookends

Tel: 01228 529067

Much-loved and bestselling author Joanna Trollope will visit Carlisle to talk about her new book An Unsuitable Match followed by a Q&A session and book signing at the Tithe Barn.

An evening with Joanna Trollope

An evening with Joanna Trollope

Join us at Hundith Hill Hotel for an evening with Joanna Trollope when she will be talking about her new novel “An Unsuitable Match”

Thursday 22nd February 7.30pm at Hundith Hill Hotel

Tickets £8 (deductable from the price of her book) Click Here for Details:

Joanna at The White Rose Cafe Thirsk

Come and meet Joanna at the The White Rose Cafe in Thirsk on Wednesday 21st February. Click here for more details


An Evening with Joanna Trollope

Number one bestselling author, Joanna Trollope, is back with her twenty-first novel – An Unsuitable Match.

Dealing with one’s own emotions is one thing. Facing a parent’s roller-coaster of a love life is quite another …

Join us for an evening of light hearted chat and interesting book discussion with international writer Joanna Trollope on the eve of the publication of her latest book ‘An Unsuitable Match’

The event is at Teesside High School on 20th February 2018 at 7.00pm till 8.30pm. There will be chance to purchase An Unsuitable Match and have it signed by Joanna two days before its official national release.


Tickets are on sale now from DRAKE The Bookshop – please email for more information or to reserve tickets.

The cost per ticket is £10 which will be redeemed against the cost of a book on the night.



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.

Click here for further details:

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.

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