Last night's kick-off event for the UK Walkaway tour was brilliant, thanks to the magic combination of the excellent Tim Harford, the excellent people of Oxford, and the excellent booksellers at Blackwells.
Tonight I'll be at Forbidden Planet at 6PM to sign books, then we're walking over to Waterstone's Tottenham Court Road for a 6:45 event with Laurie Penny. Tomorrow, I'm doing another London event, this one with Olivia Sudjic (author of Sympathy) at Pages of Hackney at 7PM.
After that, I head to Liverpool, Birmingham and Hay-on-Wye before heading back to the USA for events in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Las Vegas! Hope to see you there!
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For those who want a career in video games, there’s no reason to sit around and wait. EA and Rockstar Games probably aren’t going to seek you out and knock on your door with a job opportunity. But if you’re an indie developer with a good idea and some passion, you can create a really […]
Nobody is happy about the current state of our COVID-ravaged education system. With a new school year fast approaching, plans for teaching students still in flux, and political in-fighting driving more fear and confusion about whether or not to re-open campuses, teachers and parents are concerned. Meanwhile, most kids are just fine with spending less […]