Rescheduled from June, if you’re looking for some holiday reading, this might be the event you need, as Laura Kay, Lily Lindon and Bethany Rutter pop into the Blackwell’s shop to discuss life, love and identity, and their latest books – described as “three brilliant new laugh-out-loud romantic comedies”. They’ll be in conversation with host Kiley Dunbar, a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and a graduate of their New Writers’ Scheme, and author of The Borrow A Bookshop Holiday.
If you’re looking for some holiday reading, this might be the event you need, as Laura Kay, Lily Lindon and Bethany Rutter pop into the Blackwell’s shop to discuss life, love and identity, and their latest books – described as “three brilliant new laugh-out-loud romantic comedies”.
Author and journalist Laura Kay has an MA in American History from the University of Sheffield, and now lives in East London. In 2018, Laura was selected as one of the ten PRH WriteNow mentees, where she developed her debut novel, The Split. Tell Me Everything is her second novel, in which unlucky-in-love therapist Natasha is walking the line between self-actualisation and self-destruction and needs to take control of her own happiness. Lily Lindon, see below, says: “Laura Kay’s writing is so warm and open-hearted, but also has a dry wit that makes you snort with delighted recognition.”
Also London based, writer and editor Lily Lindon studied English at Cambridge, where she wrote, directed and performed in Footlights theatre and comedy shows at the Edinburgh Fringe and across the States. She then worked at Penguin Random House, where she published the Vintage Classics’ Love Letters of Virginia Woolf and Vita Sackville-West, and now she’s an editor on creative writing courses at The Novelry and hosts Wit Lit, an interview podcast about funny books. Double Booked is her debut novel, written during lockdown, described as: “A fresh, timely and genuinely laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a sensible young woman in a long-term relationship who realises she’s bisexual.”
Bethany Rutter is a writer, podcaster and jewellery maker based in South East London. She writes books about women, bodies and clothes. Her latest, Welcome To Your Life, is “a story about love, forging your own path, and falling head over heels – with yourself”, following Serena Mills, who should be at her wedding but is instead “eating an ice cream sundae and drinking an obscenely large glass of wine in a Harvester off the M25”.