The next book for Text Tribe

Mark Billingham speaks animatedly at the Text Tribe event, November 2012Mark Billingham’s visit last night was brilliant, thanks to all of you who came along – hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.

We tweeted through it, and you can view the tweets at Text Tribe. We’ll be posting a fuller report and videos of the event very soon.

We asked Mark to nominate the next book for the group, and he suggested The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly, saying “It’s the last book that made me cry” and adding that it’s the sort of book that you press into friends’ hands, and if they don’t like it you don’t want to be friends with them any more! An excellent choice, and an interesting change – not a crime book, but written by a crime writer.

As some of the free copies of Sleepyhead were only distributed last week, that will remain the ‘current book’ for a couple more weeks, to allow as many comments as possible (though of course, people should feel free to continue to comment on it for as long as they like – there’s no time limit).

There will be copies of The Book of Lost Things in all Hammermith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster Libraries, so get hold of a copy now!


Posted on November 7, 2012, in Books, Events, Mark Billingham, Reading group admin, Sleepyhead. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I really enjoyed listening to Mark talk. You could tell he used to be a stand up comic, he had some amusing anecdotes and a scary room service story. He was also very honest about the actual art of writing, ‘there is no such thing as writers block’ you just have to get on with it.

  2. Really looking forward to this – it sounds great.

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