Events

Events

  • The Orenda Roadshow is on the move…

    The Orenda Roadshow is on the move…

    We are thrilled to announce that we’ve got four new dates for The Orenda Roadshow! Some of our fabulous authors are appearing at Granite Noir in Aberdeen, between 24 and 26 February, including Gunnar Staalesen, Thomas Enger, Kati Hiekkapelto and Antti Tuomainen (click HERE for details), so we decided to take them further afield. Read More

  • Appearances at Upcoming Events

    Appearances at Upcoming Events

    Here is a list of the upcoming events for the Orenda Books author team! With each event is a link to the website, with a description of the event! If you can make any of them we would love to see you there! AMANDA JENNINGS Waterstones Chelsea –  1 November https://www.waterstones.com/events/compass-points-in-crime-panel-event/london-kings-road Killer Women Festival – 15 October http://www.killerwomen.org/killer-women-crime-writing-festival-2016/ Berwick Literary Festival – 20/21 October http://www.berwickliteraryfestival.com AGNES RAVATN  Killer Women Festival – 15 October http://www.killerwomen.org/killer-women-crime-writing-festival-2016/ LOUISE BEECH Launching The Mountain in My Shoe – Waterstones York – 7 October https://www.waterstones.com/events/book-launch-with-louise-beech/york MICHAEL J MALONE A Suitable Lie Launch – Waterstones Argyle Street (Glasgow) – 6 October https://en-gb.fievent.com/e/ayr-launch-a-suitable-lie-michael-j-malone/3839559 Berwick Literary Festival – 20/21 October http://www.berwickliteraryfestival.com MATT JOHNSON Berwick Literary Festival – 20/21 October http://www.berwickliteraryfestival.com DAVID ROSS Imprint Book Festival – 24 November http://www.eastayrshireleisure.com/index. Read More

  • First Monday Crime is HERE!

    First Monday Crime is HERE!

    We are thrilled today to introduce you to a new monthly event for crime fiction lovers: First Monday. First Monday is a new monthly crime fiction/thriller night to be held in Central London, starting on April 4th. The second event will be on May 9th. A mix between a social evening and a festival-style panel, First Mondays will offer the crime fiction community – whether readers, writers or industry professionals – a place to meet, enjoy each other’s company and hear about the latest and most interesting crime fiction around. There is already only a limited number of tickets left to our first event as it has been so popular, so act fast if you’d like to secure your spot at our inaugural event. First Mondays will begin at 6. Read More

  • Amanda Jennings at Chipping Norton Literary Festival

    Amanda Jennings at Chipping Norton Literary Festival

    AMANDA JENNINGS will appear on the Liar, Liar panel at Chipping Norton Literary Festival, alongside the amazing Lucy Atkins, C.L. Taylor and Hannah Beckerman, on Saturday 23 April, 2–3PM at the Methodist Church! Who are literature’s best liars? And who do we love for their duplicity? Authors C.L. Taylor, Amanda Jennings, Lucy Atkins and Hannah Beckerman debate fictional fibbers: Amy (Gone Girl), Tom Ripley (The Talented Mr. Ripley), Jay Gatsby (The Great Gatsby) and Briony (Atonement). Audience participation is encouraged – who’s your favourite fictional fraud? Amanda’s brand-new psychological thriller, In Her Wake, is called ‘hauntingly beautiful’ by Clare Mackintosh, ‘Gripping, moving and mature’ by Louis Voss and ‘Truly devastating and shocking’ by SJI Holliday. Read More

  • An Icelandic Invasion: Ragnar Jónasson and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

    An Icelandic Invasion: Ragnar Jónasson and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

    The Iceland Invasion! Join bestselling Icelandic authors Ragnar Jónasson and Yrsa Sigurdardóttir in conversation with Andy Lawrence 24 May 2016 7pm Waterstones Piccadilly Ragnar Jónasson is author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. His debut Snowblind went to number one in the kindle charts shortly after publication, and became an international bestseller within a few months of publication. Ann Cleeves calls it ‘Seductive … Ragnar does claustrophia beautifully’, while Peter James says, ‘Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty … a must-read’. The next in the series, Nightblind, was published on 15 January, and the Sunday Express says ‘Jónasson’s books have breathed new life into Nordic noir’. Ragnar was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a lawyer. He also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University and has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV‐news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Read More

  • Orenda Roadshow at Waterstones Piccadilly

    Orenda Roadshow at Waterstones Piccadilly

    The Orenda Roadshow! We’ve got a host of FABULOUS Orenda authors coming together to get the Orenda Roadshow ON the road, at Waterstones Piccadilly, Thursday 12 May at 7pm! Do not miss! You’ll get a chance to talk to Orenda publisher Karen Sullivan, about how the company was started just over a year ago, and then listen to the authors talk about and read from their novels, and answer your questions. This will be an unforgettable opportunity to meet some brilliant international authors, too! Here’s what we’ve got so far! Michael Stanley, best-selling, award-winning authors of the Detective Kubu series: Deadly Harvest and A Death in the Family, set in Botswana and called ‘Sunshine noir’ by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir and Peter James says, ‘A wonderful, original voice – McCall Smith with a dark edge and even darker underbelly’. *Here from South Africa Paul E. Read More

  • Matt Johnson in conversation with David Young

    Matt Johnson in conversation with David Young

    We are thrilled to announce that Matt Johnson will launch his debut thriller Wicked Game, at a fabulous event at Waterstones Piccadilly, London. Read More

  • David Ross introduces The Miraculous Vespas at Aye Write!

    David Ross introduces The Miraculous Vespas at Aye Write!

    David F. Ross with Bobby Bluebell, Theresa Talbot & Colin McCredie The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespas Join David F.Ross, author of the critically acclaimed The Last Days of Disco for an evening of unforgettable humour, fun and, of course, 1980s music! 15th Mar 2016  •  6:00PM–7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library, Glasgow   Join David F.Ross in conversation with BBC presenter, Theresa Talbot (author of Penance) for the launch of his new book The Rise & Fall of the Miraculous Vespas. Described by Stuart Cosgrove as ‘A madcap romp through the 1980s with Ayrshire’s greatest band. It captures a world of indie rock and attendant wallopers with hilarious élan…’ Featuring a special guest appearance by the Miraculous Vespas manager, Max Mojo (played by Colin McCredie) and a live acoustic performance of the band’s legendary hit single, by Bobby Bluebell. Read More

  • Matt Johnson heads to Aye Write

    Matt Johnson heads to Aye Write

    We are thrilled to announce that Wicked Game author Matt Johnson will be appearing at Aye Write! 11th Mar 2016  •  6:00–7:00PM  •  Mitchell Library, Glasgow Bestselling and critically acclaimed crime writer Craig Robertson will introduce Matt and Michelle Davies, in an unforgettable debut event! Matt Johnston is a former soldier and Police officer. He was at the Libyan People’s Bureau when PC Yvonne Fletcher was shot and killed. Whilst undergoing treatment for PTSD, he was encouraged to write about his experience of murders and terrorism. Wicked Game, his debut novel, is the result – a fast-paced and authentic tale of modern-day policing. Michelle Davies has been writing for magazines for twenty years, including Elle, Heat and Grazia. Gone Astray, her debut novel is written from the point of view of DC Maggie Neville, a Family Liaison Officer who is juggling an investigation and a crisis in her own life. Read More

  • Matt Johnson at Deal Noir

    Matt Johnson at Deal Noir

    Wicked Game author Matt Johnson will be appearing at Deal Noir, Saturday 2 April 2016, alongside a host of AMAZING crime writers! Don’t miss!   The Landmark Centre, Deal 129 High Street Deal CT14 6BB   To Book tickets, visit: https://dealnoir.wordpress. Read More