Forbidden Planet, Australia, Dubai

January 29th, 2015

Details for a few forthcoming events. The UK tour for Half a King was but seven months ago, so we’re not doing a full tour this time around, just the one UK event at Forbidden Planet London, who have supported me with every book I’ve brought out, right back to The Blade Itself:

Sunday 8th February, 13.00-14.00, Forbidden Planet London, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8JR

I may read and talk a little beforehand, but the space isn’t ideal so we’ll see how it goes.  I can’t promise to sign anything you don’t buy on the day, but I will try to as long as you buy something, and given that it’s a lunchtime event I expect I’ll fit everything in.

If you can’t make the event, I believe you can also order signed stock from Forbidden Planet at the bargain price of £9.99.  You could probably even arrange a dedication…

THEN, shortly thereafter in February I will be touring Australia, with events in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, and Perth. Details:


Friday 13th February, 16.30-18.00, Dymocks 424-430 George St

Sunday 15th February, 14.00-15.30, Galaxy Bookshop 1/131-137 York St.


Monday 16th February, 18.30-20.00, Harry Hartog Bookstore, Westfield Woden


Tuesday 17th February, 18.00-20.00, Dymocks 234 Collins Street.

Perth Writer’s Festival

Thursday 19th February, 9.45-10.30, School’s Day Session – Keeping the Story Alive for ages 12-15, Murdoch Lecture Theatre

Friday 20th February, 13.00-14.00, The Hero’s Journey, Dolphin Theatre

Saturday 21st February, 13.00-14.00, In Conversation on Half a King, University Club Theatre

Sunday February 22nd, 16.00-17.00, Drawing from History, Woolnough Lecture Theatre

For further information on exactly what’s happening, you’re best off contacting the venues or events.

THEN, I’ll then be at the Emirates Festival of Literature in Dubai from the 3rd-7th March.  You can find what I’m scheduled to be doing over here.

Posted in appearances by Joe Abercrombie on January 29th, 2015.

18 comments so far

  • Mike Drummond says:

    You should try and come back to Liverpool at some point. I missed your appearance in Waterstones because of hospital appointments with my then pregnant girlfriend. I think I need to get my priorities straight.

  • Darren says:

    Sounds good, I will try to make it down to London. I understand i missed you in Leeds recently. I need second copies of the first law series anyway, mine are tatty now as they have been read to death!

  • Grant says:

    Awesome! Looking forward to seeing you in Melbourne.

  • Elfy says:

    Hope to see you in Melbourne, Joe.

  • Al HP says:

    Hey Joe, the Perth Writers Festival talks sound bloody great. Have a safe trip traversing Half the World to get here. Make sure you check out some wineries in Margret River as well!

  • Alex says:

    Hope to see you in Perth, will there be any book signing there?

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    Your focus on the long-term survival of our species embarrasses us all.

    There will be signing sessions following all the events, I would have thought, where books will no doubt be available, but to be sure I’d contact the event. No outside bookshop events in Perth, though.

  • seruko says:

    Off topic, do you have enough short stories floating around for a shorty story anthology of your own work? I want delicious books containing only Abercrombie’s delectables, non- of that roughage for me. How can I purchase your short stories stand alone?

  • Peter says:

    Hi Joe! It is awesome to see you are coming to Australia, but I notice there are no Brisbane dates at all, which sucks as it’s so rare that one of my favourite authors come to Australia! Is there any chance to add a Brisbane date in?

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    No time this time around, I’m afraid. Last time I was in Australia I went to Brisbane and Adelaide, but not Melbourne or Perth. Only fair to go west this time…

  • Ashlene says:

    Hi Joe,

    I’ve just finished reading ‘Half a King’. It’s the first of your books I’ve ever read and I loved it. I’m so excited that I now get to read all of your First Law books.

    I understand you’ll be doing a smallish tour this time around and maybe a bigger tour in the summer when ‘Half a War’ comes out. Do you ever come to Ireland on your book tours? I’m from N.Ireland but would love to attend a book signing :-).

  • Peter says:

    Fair enough! I thought that was the case. I did manage to see you last time, but I had only just read the Blade Itself and now I have read them all!

    Hope you can come back next time you are in Australia. And I hope the tour goes well 🙂

  • Desmond says:

    I thought i read that you would be in Dymocks in Perth but it looks like you are only making appearances at the writers festival.

    I will try to make it down to one of those however as you are my favourite author and it would be awesome to see you speak on what have become my favourite books and characters.

    Are you doing book signings at the festival? I understand if not 🙂

  • Patrick says:

    I’ve just heard you’ll be in Austalia! im getting on a plane to get to Sydney this afternoon so i can thank you in person. Your writing has restored my faith in the genre!

  • Daniel says:

    Waiting along with a room full of excited Melbourne punters for you to turn up to wow us with your magnificence… suspense is building… building… 🙂

  • Lucain says:

    What about Romania, Mr.Abercrombie? You have many fans here…

  • Alya says:

    EEEEEEEEEEHHHH I cannot wait until Saturday! SO EXCITED!!

  • Elhant says:

    When in Romania, Mr. Abercrombie? You have alain many fans there…

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