First-class festivities

I was very privileged to be part of the Stoke Newington Literary Festival this year. The weekend has flown by in a fuzz of sunshine, laughter and applause; dodging the crowds of happy people up and down Church Street and hanging out to music and beer at the Budvar tent. Every event I went to […]

Lit Fest goes off with a BANG

The Stoke Newington Literary Festival kicked off on Monday night with a packed Town Hall for Irvine Welsh in conversation with John Niven. But it was Salena Godden, who introduced the event, who really held my attention. She has presence. Godden, the Goddess, with long legs in hot-pink fuck me shoes, and enormous breasts – […]

Hackney’s goes literary

The latest programme for the Stoke Newington Literary Festival was released today and it looks like a mighty fine line-up this year. Among big names like Irvine Welsh, Elif Shafak, Caitlin Moran, Suzanne Moore, Robert Ince and John Hegley, there’s the likes of my mum, Jane Dunn, and me! We’re doing an event on […]