I will speak about my new novel, Fire on the Mountain, and its themes at the Universities of Bologna and Siena in Italy on May 18th and 21st respectively, courtesy of the literature department at Bologna University and the Tribunale di Siena and Centro Siena Toronto.
I am thrilled that the Book Hive, one of the country's best independent bookshops, will host the launch of my novel Fire on the Mountain, published by Legend Press in the UK.
Photographer Diego Ferrari, artist and filmmaker Bernard Arce and I will screen our short film 'More Than A Sign' at the APT gallery in London as part of the Urban PhotoFest programme for 2017.
I am delighted that Legend Press of the Legend Times Group have acquired the UK rights to my new novel, Fire on the Mountain. It will be published in the UK on February 15, 2018. Here is an advance description:
City Stories - a weekend photography and creative writing course with the Royal Institute of British Architecture (RIBA). From 19-21 May 2017 photographer Diego Ferrari and I will teach a weekend course aimed at developing participants' creativity and awareness of architecture.
Acclaimed Turkish novelist Elif Shafak will be at the UEA Spring Literary Festival on 8th March 7-8pm.
My book Ice Diaries: an Antarctic Memoir has won the Grand Prize - the Phyllis and Don Munday Award - at the Banff Mountain Film Festival book competition. The Banff film festival is one of the world's largest showcases for films about mountains, mountaineering, climbing and adventure travel.