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Robert Lundquist: After Mozart (Heroin On 5th Street)

Housmans and New River Press are extremely proud to present the London launch of Robert Lundquist's After Mozart (Heroin On 5th Street) - a collection comprising of five decades of work, previously only available in magazine archives, anthologies, and out-of-print chapbooks.  A lost genius, come and see Lundquist give a very rare London performance. Speakers […]

Influx Press Presents: ‘Activism, Subversion and Writing Outsiders’ with Niven Govinden, Wayne Holloway and Juliet Jacques

Influx Press authors Niven Govinden, Wayne Holloway are joined by Juliet Jacques to discuss the interaction between literature, political activism, subversion and marginalised communities. Niven will be reading from his new book, This Brutal House, a beautiful novel set in the fiery protest of the LGBTQ+ New York community. Wayne will be reading from Bindlestiff – his incisive […]

Who Was Radclyffe Hall?

To celebrate Pride month, Housmans and Lon-art.org are pleased to present a very special event on LGBTQ+ icon and author Radclyffe Hall. Hall expert Jana Funke will discuss Hall's life and place in LGBTQ+ history, focusing initially on Hall's visionary LGBTQ novel The Well of Loneliness and its reception both at the time of publication […]

Poetry Against Homelessness

We’re very excited to welcome back New River Press for an evening of wild and inspiring poetry and music performances by people who have experienced homelessness and the poets who have tutored them. It’s in celebration of the project I AM NOT WHO YOU THINK I AM. Since June ‘19 New River Press have teamed […]

£1.00 – £5.00

Stormlight Book Launch with Jan Woolf

Riversmeet Press invites you to the Housmans launch of Stormlight by Jan Woolf Stories - short and long- setting ordinary people against big themes; love, war, loss, contemporary politics and the search for fulfilment. Like the author’s first collection Fugues on a Funny Bone they are funny, witty and acerbic as well as serious. Stormlight […]

Settling the World: M. John Harrison in conversation with Gary Budden (online event)

Housmans is pleased to welcome sci-fi supremo M. John Harrison to our first digital event in collaboration with indie publishers Comma Press and Influx Press. Considered one of the most important stylists of modern fantasy and science fiction working today, and a pioneer of the New Wave, award-winning author M. John Harrison can count amongst his fans the likes […]

£3.00 – £9.99

BOOK LAUNCH: Disturbing the Body, with Abi Hynes and Irenosen Okojie

Three feminist bookshops have joined forces with Boudicca Press to celebrate ​Disturbing The Body​, a subversive collection of speculative memoir about misbehaving bodies. Disturbing The Body Body ​will launch across three nights, with​ Lighthouse, Five Leaves ​and Housmans​ bookshops each hosting a new pairing of writers. The ambitious three-part launch reflects the creativity and character […]

Free – £3.00

Come Join Our Disease: Sam Byers in conversation with Juliet Jacques [online event]

We are very pleased to announce Sam Byers will be joining Juliet Jacques at this Housmans online event to discuss Sam's latest novel, Come join Our Disease (published March 18, Faber). This darkly comic story follows Maya, a homeless radical who's given an opportunity to re-enter society through raising a tech-company's philanthropic profile. Marred by […]

Free – £3.00

Not Quite Right for Us: Celebrating flipped eye and Speaking Volumes, with Sharmilla Beezmohun and Colin Grant

Housmans is very proud to announce a joint event with flipped eye and Speaking Volumes to celebrate the publication of Not Quite Right for Us, an anthology featuring 40 international voices talking about outsider-ness. This event is also part of flipped eyes's 20th anniversary celebrations. Not Quite Right for Us is published in collaboration with […]

Free – £3.00

The Marks Left on Her – Di Lebowitz in conversation with Minna Salami **POSTPONED**

**Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been postponed and will be part of our autumn events programme. More information to follow soon** In The Marks Left on Her, Di Lebowitz explores her experiences growing up with mixed heritage in her Hong Kongese family and attempting to navigate a world in which she is misunderstood and […]

Free – £3.00

Ill Feelings: Stories of Unexplained Illness, with Alice Hattrick in conversation with Abi Palmer [online event]

A moving and defiant exploration of life with a medically unexplained illness. In 1995 Alice’s mother collapsed with pneumonia. She never fully recovered and was eventually diagnosed with ME, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Then Alice got ill. Their symptoms mirrored their mother’s and appeared to have no physical cause; they received the same diagnosis a few years later.  Ill Feelings blends memoir, medical […]

A Normal Life with Freedom Press [online event]

A Normal Life is the autobiography of Vassilis Palaiokostas, known to the public as the “Greek Robin Hood,” to police as “The Uncatchable.” His is an illegalist existence lived in defiance of the police and of the state, and for decades, it has been a life lived as a fugitive. In Greece he has become […]

The Rise of Ecofascism with 12 Rules for WHAT [online event]

The world faces a climate crisis and an ascendant far right. Are these trends related? How does the far right think about the environment, and what openings does the coming crisis present for them? This incisive new book traces the long history of far-right environmentalism and explores how it is adapting to the contemporary world. […]

Doreen Massey: Selected Political Writings

In collaboration with Lawrence Wishart Books Doreen Massey was one of the most influential human geographers of the post-war period. A key feminist and socialist thinker, she brought geographical inequality to the fore of left politics. Through her activism, she combined a focus on class with a prescient awareness of its intersections with gender, race […]