…and went for my first ever, publishing industry related, invite only, super awesome event.
Last week I was invited by The Friday Project out to Harper Collins HQ here in London to meet (genius!) writer Andrew Kaufman. Kaufman is the author of “All My Friends Are Superheroes” (five stars from me), “The Tiny Wife” (another five), “The Waterproof Bible” (haven’t read yet) and his newest novel, “Born Weird” (more about this later).
Needless to say as a wannabe writer getting an invite out to Harper Collins I was pretty much in some sort of fog on excitement. N even got excited for me and went so far as to have business cards made!
Anyhow, the event last night was fantastic and I made some great contacts—(THE) BookCunt, Helen Smith and Alice from HC to name a few. I also got to chat with Andrew Kaufman… mainly about snowmen, math equations and the use of silence by the Brits as a form of showing disapproval. I didn’t get to talk to as many people as I would have liked but hopefully this isn’t the last time I’m invited out to a HC event… after all I failed to make a massive tit of myself thank goodness!
Most excitingly, everyone at last night’s shindig got a goody back full of upcoming titles from 4th Estate:
Keep an eye out for reviews for the above books. I’m really excited specifically about the Charlotte Roche and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie titles… and of course Kaufman’s “Born Weird”. Oooh exciting!