I’m delighted to be supporting edpr in telling you about some exciting new events with Dulwich Books coming up in April.
Firstly, on Wednesday 20th April at 7.00pm there is Mervyn King in conversation with Will Hutton at The MCT Theatre, Alleyn’s School, Townley Rd, Dulwich, London SE22 8SU.
Tickets are £30 to include a copy of the book & entry, £12.50 entry only or £10 for under 18s. The End of Alchemy will be on sale at the event at the special price of £20.
In conjunction with the release of his book The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking and the Future of the Global Economy (Little, Brown), Lord Mervyn King, the former Governor of the Bank of England, argues for a fundamental restructuring of the financial system.
Most accounts of the recent crisis focus on the symptoms and not the underlying causes of what went wrong. But those events comprised only the latest in a long series of crises since our present financial system became the bedrock of modern capitalism. The End of Alchemy explains why this was and why it remains a crisis, not of banking but of ideas.
Mervyn King was Governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013, and is currently Professor of Economics and Law at New York University and School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics. He was made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by the Queen a Knight of the Garter in 2014.
Will Hutton is the current Principal of Hertford College, Oxford. For four years he was Editor-in-Chief of The Observer, and he has written a number of seminal books on economics and politics, including the bestselling The State We’re In.
Deadly in Dulwich
Irish Crime special with Sinead Crowley, Jo Spain and Kate McQuaile
The second is an exciting new event at Dulwich Books , 6, Croxted Road, London SE21 8SW on Tuesday 26th April at 7.00pm. To mark the centenary of the Easter Rising, Dulwich Books brings together the very best of Irish crime writers.
Tickets are £10 and include a whisky cocktail and a goody bag of surprises as well as an evening with Sinead Crowley, Jo Spain and Kate McQuaile.
Sinead Crowley’s debut thriller Can Anybody Help Me? (Quercus) was a bestseller in Ireland and shortlisted for Crime Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2014. Her second novel Are You Watching Me? – which also features Detective Claire Boyle – will be out in paperback by the time of the event. It was also shortlisted for the Irish Crime Awards 2015.
Jo Spain is the author of With Our Blessing (Quercus) – a top ten bestselling thriller based on true events. Jo was shortlisted for the 2015 Richard and Judy search for a bestseller.
Kate McQuaile is the author of What She Never Told Me (Quercus) – a crime novel about discovering that your whole life could be a lie. Katie is a graduate of the Faber novel-writing course. She lives in London and works as a journalist, but is originally from Drogheda in Ireland.