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Chipped Pearls Book Cover

Crime detectives in fiction are, in the main, universally flawed: booze, womanising, personality disorders are rife. And those are the men. There is also a strong posse of women detectives with their own issues and another one is joining the throng; Elvira Slate. She is sassy, stylish, a criminal, bright and living in 1940s jazz age and time of the glamorous Hollywood super stardom. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths met up with Helen Jacey, Elvira’s creator to talk about her and the wonderful noir world of sleuthdom.

Posted 15:37 Wednesday, Dec 11, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Lauris Morgan-Griffiths Shedunnit Productions
Facing up to Climate Reality, Honesty, Disaster and Hope

Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope

Jonathan Essex of Green House Think Tank will be giving a talk on a new book called Facing up to Climate Reality: Honesty, Disaster and Hope. Hosted by Hastings Green Party, the talk is open to all. Tuesday 26 November at the Pig’s Palace, 37 White Rock, Hastings 7 – 9.00 pm. Julia Hilton writes.

Posted 19:20 Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Hastings Green Party Julia Hilton
Dhanmondi Road

Book launch: ‘Dhanmondi Road’

You’re invited to the book launch of Robin Young’s, Dhanmondi Road at Printed Matter Bookshop on Monday 14 October at 6pm. Free entry.

Posted 16:52 Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Dhanmondi Road Printed Matter Bookshop
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‘Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation’

Printed Matter bookshop will be jointly hosting the book launch of ‘Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation’ with Grace Blakeley and Hastings Momentum at St Mary in the Castle, Wednesday, 18 September. 6pm. £2 Door entry. Lee Humphries writes.

Posted 21:16 Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Grace Blakeley Lee Humphries Momentum Printed Matter Bookshop Repeater Books Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation
Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto by Aaron Bastani

‘Fully Automated Luxury Communism’

The book launch of Aaron Bastani’s Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto, will take place at St Mary in the Castle on Monday 10 June, 6pm. £2 on the door. A different kind of politics for a new kind of society: beyond work, scarcity and capitalism. Lee Humphries writes.

Posted 07:41 Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Aaron Bastani Fully Automated Luxury Communism: A Manifesto st mary in the castle
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Adult fairies at the Bookkeeper

Local author Glyn Carter launches his first collection of short stories on Friday 10 May. Erica Smith wandered down the garden path to find out more.

Posted 17:04 Wednesday, May 8, 2019 In: Literature
Sir David Hare, Patron of Hastings LitFest

Hastings Literary Festival unveils 2019 programme

Hastings Literary Festival has announced its programme for 2019, featuring George Orwell’s adopted son Richard Blair, musician and writer Tracey Thorn, TV presenters Alice Roberts and Lucy Cooke, and many local authors among a wide array of literary talent. HOT’s Lauris Morgan-Griffiths spills the beans.

Posted 13:13 Friday, Apr 19, 2019 In: Literature Tags: Alic Roberts Get Hastings Reading Hastings LitFest 2019 Lucy Cooke Rachel Reeves MP Richar Blair Simon Guerrier Sir David Hare
Letter to my Father

Interested in Kafka?

Local resident, Howard Colyer is giving a reading of his translation of Kafka’s Letter to my Father at Printed Matter Bookshop. HOT’s Zelly Restorick asks him about his connection with Kafka.

Posted 07:37 Saturday, Nov 10, 2018 In: Literature Tags: Howard Colyer Lee Humphries Letter to my Father Printed Matter Bookshop
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