Upcoming Show Dates:

28th June @ 7pm

Scarlett Thomas, Angela Saini, Alex Preston and Natasha Pulley

Scarlett Thomas not only teaches creative writing at the University of Kent, but is also the multi-award-winning author of nine novels that include The End of Mr. Y and PopCo. Thomas will be discussing her latest work, Dragon’s Green, which is her first work of fiction for children.

Angela Saini is an acclaimed science journalist, presenter and author, whose work appears in such diverse journals as New Scientist, The Guardian, The Economist and Wallpaper. Saini will be discussing her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong and the New Research That’s Rewriting the Story.

Alex Preston is a journalist and author, possibly best known for In Love and War, which was a highly popular BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime in 2014. Preston will be discussing his latest work, As Kingfishers Catch Fire, which has been described as an ‘ornithology, literary anthology & autobiography.’

Natasha Pulley is the author of the international bestseller, The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, which was described as an ‘electrifying debut’ and ‘a triumph of speculative fiction.’ Pulley will be discussing her latest book, The Bedlam Stacks.

Tickets are also available online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ex-libris-live-tickets-34905917539


12th July @ 7pm

Carla Valentine, Rachel Clarke, Suellen Dainty and Sophie Hopesmith

Suellen Dainty is the author of After Everything. An Australian, she was a writer for the Sydney Morning Herald before moving to London where she became the producer and director of the original series of The Book Show. Dainty will be discussing her latest novel, The Housekeeper.

Carla Valentine, a former mortician with a zest for death is the curator of a pathology museum in London. She will be discussing Past Mortems: Life and death behind mortuary doors, her autobiographical look at ‘exactly what happens when the mortuary doors swing shut or the lid of the coffin closes’.

Sophie Hopesmith describes herself as a reader, writer and seeker of the sublime and the ridiculous, who laughs in the dark. Her debut novel, Another Justified Sinner, is a black comedy about the rise and fall of Marcus, a ‘slippery sinner’.

Rachel Clarke was a TV journalist before deciding to retrain as a medic. She is now an NHS hospital doctor and the winner of the Medical Journalists’ Association Award for blogger of the year. Her first book, Your Life in My Hands, seeks to capture the truth about life on today’s NHS frontline.


Recordings for this series of podcasts take place at Blackwell’s Bookstore in central Oxford.

Tickets cost £5 and we recommend that you get them book by calling 01865 333623 or visiting the Blackwell’s shop.