UK Tour, Friends and Enemies

September 2nd, 2019

A little update to the UK tour happening in but a couple of weeks…

Typically the lunchtime events are just a signing, open to all, the evening ones are reading, talk, questions then signing, or in a few cases, now, an ‘in conversation’ style event with a few friends o’ mine, which will generally take the form of us desperately trying to promote our work at the other’s expense, then taking questions from the audience.  It’ll be my long-time editor Gillian Redfearn in Bath, Sarah Pinborough in Birmingham, James Oswald in Glasgow, and Joe Hill at Foyles in London.  The evening events tend to be ticketed (generally not massively expensive, if you get a copy of the book along with it), but a couple have sold out now so you may want to book ahead to avoid disappointment…

Sunday 15th Sept 12:30pm – 1:20pm, signing at Foyles, Bristol

Sunday 15th Sept 7:30pm, in conversation at Topping & Company, Bath, with my editor, collaborator and Publishing Director at Gollancz, Gillian Redfearn

Monday 16th Sept 12:30pm – 1:30pm, signing at Waterstones, Cardiff

Monday 16th Sept 18:30pm, in conversation at Waterstones, Birmingham, with number 1 bestselling author (curse her) Sarah Pinborough.

Tuesday 17th Sept 12pm – 1pm, signing at Waterstones, Nottingham

Tuesday 17th Sept 6pm, talk at Waterstones, Liverpool

Wednesday 18th Sept 12pm – 1pm, signing at Waterstones, Leeds

Wednesday 18th Sept 7pm, talk at Waterstones, Newcastle

Thursday 19th Sept 12:30pm – 1:30pm, signing at Waterstones, Edinburgh West End

Thursday 19th Sept 7pm, in conversation at Waterstones, Glasgow Argyle Street, with fantasy and crime author James Oswald.

Friday 20th Sept 7pm, in conversation at Foyles, Charing Cross Road London, with master of horror, Joe Hill.

Saturday 21st Sept 1pm – 2pm, signing at Forbidden Planet, London

There’ll be copies of A Little Hatred available at all these events, of course, even if ahead of publication day. Feel free to bring your old books with you – unless I end up really pressed for time I’ll sign anything of mine you have, though if you bring loads of books (like, dozens) you might have to go to the back of the queue after one set.

Posted in Uncategorized by Joe Abercrombie on September 2nd, 2019.

14 comments so far

  • Simon White says:

    No trip to Northern Ireland?

  • Joe A-perm-crombie says:

    Apropos to nothing, you were in a dream of mine the other night. In the dream I found a copy of a fantasy short story magazine from the 1980s which had your first published story in (which I don’t think is a real thing). The most interesting part is that there was a photo of you on the cover and you had a perm. Did you have a perm in the 80s? I looked on the internet for the meaning of dreaming about a person having a perm. Various slightly dubious looking websites said dream perms signify “virility” and “seduction”. So to cut a long story short, you’ll forgive me if I don’t come to any of your upcoming signings.

    PS Good luck! I’m really looking forward to getting my hands on A Little Hatred!

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    Simon,
    Not on this occasion, I’m afraid. It’s a tough thing to build into a UK tour cos the extra travel complexity usually means giving up a date or two, and you’re trying to hit as many towns as you can.

    Perm-Crombie,
    My first published story was The Blade Itself. No perm in the 80s, but I had long-ish hair in the 90s, and it had a fabulous slight natural wave.

  • James says:

    any US appearances in the future?

  • James says:

    Gutted you won’t be in N.Ireland but understand its a fucker to get to sometimes. Beyond excited for this book . Hope it makes you a fortune mate

  • Matt says:

    When will the audible version be available in the U.S.? I’m real tempted to buy the book now but I need my Steven Pacey

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    James,
    No US appearances planned, I’m afraid.

    Matt,
    Audio’s out on the 17th, same day as the hardcover and e-book.

  • Rich says:

    I can’t wait to get my hands on this one! Thank you so much for your hard work. I’ve been lending out my First Law novels to friends, spreading the word of Joe and have gotten a couple hooked. I know Australia is a ways away so I’m trying to grow your fan base here in hopes of a future visit. If you’re ever here first drinks are on me. Cheers from Brisbane

  • ColinJ says:

    Joe, any chance on you getting some merch for sale on your site any time soon? Maybe a nice ‘First Law’ t-shirt or two?

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    Rich,
    Toured Australia a couple of times before – obviously it’s a bit of a journey, but it’s possible I’ll come out again in the next couple of years for one of the other entries in the trilogy.

    ColinJ,
    No plans for merch – once you start selling stuff and handling money on your site there are a load of tax and security implications I don’t particularly want to tackle.

  • Jacob Engberg says:

    Hello Mr. Abercrombie
    I will have to fly in, is there any possibility to not get your signature at Friday the 20th? Or is it more a go-until-there-are-no-more kind of a thing?
    I would love to hear you talk about your work!

  • Joe Abercrombie says:

    Jacob,
    Fly in? I am not worthy. We’ll keep going until there are no more. The only exception might be if someone were to bring, like, more than ten books. But even then it usually just means they have to wait for the end.

  • Thomas says:

    Complely of topic, but is there any chance of a wiskey death match revival? Or any kind of death match? 😉

  • Jesse says:

    Your the best Joe! Simply…the best.

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