Event Alert!

Monday 1 September 2014 (UK)

The Life of a Banana Book Launch 6:30pm - 9:30pm

2014

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana, Book launch

The official UK book launch of The Life of a Banana will be hosted in the Holland Park branch of Daunt Books

 

For more information contact: info@legendpress.co.uk

 

Daunt Books

112-114 Holland Park Avenue, 
London W11 4UA
United Kingdom
 

BBC Radio 4 Interview - Woman's Hour RECORDING Thursday 4 September 2014 (UK)

DATE OF GOING LIVE TBC

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana, Book launch

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour  is a popular radio show that has close to 3.9 million daily listeners. The show has reports, interviews and debates on health, education, cultural and political topics. Even though the show was initially aimed for females, the show has gained a large male following and 44% of the audience are men.

 

Don't miss PP Wong's interview with Radio 4 as she tackles the themes in The Life of a Banana and shares her experiences of being the first British born Chinese novelist. 

Wednesday 3 September 2014 (UK)

Book Reading and Q&A, Clapham Books 7:30pm

PP Wong loves independent book stores and will be doing a reading and Q&A aboutThe Life of a Banana at the wonderful Clapham Books

 

For more information about this free event contact: info@legendpress.co.uk 

 

Clapham Books 

26 The Pavement

Clapham Common

SW4 0JA

 

Thursday 4 September 2014 (UK)

Event hosted by The Prince's Trust Tomorrow's Store 5:00pm - 6:30pm

The Life of a Banana book launch. PP Wong book launch

The Prince's Trust Tomorrow Campaign is an inspirational campaign from The Prince's Trust that "Celebrates established and respected British talent, champions young people and inspires the next generation. Tomorrow will reach out to the entrepreneurs, businesspeople and creative minds of the future."

 

HRH The Prince of Wales in started The Prince's Trust in 1976 and the charity believes that Every young person should have the chance to succeed. 

 

9 Eldon Street
London EC2M 7LS

 

For tickets to this free event contact: info@legendpress.co.uk 

 

 

 

Monday 8 September 2014 (UK)

Creative Discussion Mitcham Library 6:00pm - 7:00pm

PP Wong's first job was as a Saturday girl at her local library. Join her for a quick discussion and book signing at Mitcham library. 

 

Support local libraries!

 

Limited tickets are available for this free event.

 

Please call Mitcham Library on 020 8274 5745 to book

 

 

 

Monday 8 September 2014 (UK)

The Society of Young Publishers - London Book Club Discussion 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Life of a Banana  has been selected by The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) as their book of the month. Join other avid readers and writers in a lively discussion about the themes in PP Wong's novel.

 

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) was founded in 1949. Its main aim is to allow young publishers to network, exchange ideas, and learn more about the industry. 

 

Coco Momo

64 Theobalds Road

Holborn

London WC1X 8SF 

United Kingdom

 

Please contact londonbookclub@thesyp.org.uk for more details

Tuesday 9 September 2014 (UK)

Inspirational Discussion Raynes Park Library 7:15pm - 8:15pm

As a child, PP Wong's local library was her second home. Join her for an inspirational discussion and book signing at Raynes Park library. 

 

Support local libraries!

 

Raynes Park Library

Approach Rd

London SW20 8BA

 

Please call Raynes Park Library on 01159 293388 or Email: raynespark.library@merton.gov.uk for more information

 

 

Wednesday 10 September 2014 (UK)

Exciting event in collaboration with CCPN Global, Global China Press and UVIC (UK Visa and International Education Centre) and SOAS      6:00pm - 7:30pm

"CCPN Global, Global China Press and UVIC (UK Visa and International Education Centre) are pleased to announce an exciting book reading event. Selected sections will be read by the author, followed by a Q&A session."

 

Purchase THE LIFE OF A BANANA and get a free limited edition book mark designed by PP Wong!

 

4th Floor, Cannongate House, 64 Cannon Street, London EC4N 6AE

 

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is requested due to limited space. It is on a first come first served basis.

 

Contact: events@ccpn-global.org

 

Monday 15 September 2014 (UK)

The Society of Young Publishers - Meet The Author Event 6:45pm - 8:00pm

PP Wong will be at the book club to answer questions and discuss her writing and themes, as well as signing copies of The Life of a Banana.

 

The Society of Young Publishers (SYP) was founded in 1949. Its main aim is to allow young publishers to network, exchange ideas, and learn more about the industry. 

 

Coco Momo

64 Theobalds Road

Holborn

London WC1X 8SF 

United Kingdom

 

Please contact londonbookclub@thesyp.org.uk for more details

Thursday 6 November 2014 (Singapore)

Singapore Writers Festival - Singaporean Book Launch 7:00pm - 8:30pm

 

Join PP Wong for the Singaporean Book Launch of her novel at the Singapore Writers Festival. 

 

Hosted by Monsoon Books

VENUE:

Festival Pavilion,

Campus Green,

SMU70 Stamford Road, 

#B1-38a, Bras Basah, Singapore

 

Friday 27 February 2015 (Singapore)

My Life as a Banana 7:30pm - 9:30pm

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana, Book launch

PP Wong will be doing a reading from The Life of a Banana as well as sharing about her experiences of getting published in the UK.

 

BooksActually is an iconic book shop in the heart of Tiong Bahru, Singapore. 

 

For more information contact:

Email: booksellers@booksactually.com

Tel +65 6222 9195 

 

BooksActually

9 Yong Siak Street

Singapore 168645

 

Tuesday 10 March 2015 (Singapore)

Singapore at 50: Reflections and Visions "The Beauty of Worth Knowledge" 10:00am - 1:00pm

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana, Book launch

Singapore At 50: Reflections & Visions
Talk: The Beauty of Worth Knowledge
Time: 10am-1pm

Contact National University of Singapore: nexus@nus.edu.sg

 

"This workshop seeks to create an opportunity for discussion and introspection about the country’s first 50 years, with a view towards its next 50. It assembles thought leaders from a diverse spectrum of society to answer probing questions about the country’s development thus far, and to identify challenges that the country may yet face, while also raising other questions about future directions that social and societal development will take. This work- shop aims to set the agenda for discussion about Singapore and its future."

 

Tuesday 10 March 2015 (Manchester, UK)

British Born Chinese - film screening and panel discussion

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana, Book launch

British Born Chinese 

Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Manchester Central Library 

St Peters Square

Manchester M2 5PD

 

Ticketing information

 

A documentary film about the experiences of Daniel and Kevin, boys born to Chinese migrants and living in Manchester (UK). Made over the course of two years in experimental reflexive and participatory style, the film explores the challenges faced by the two boys seeking to reconcile their Britishness with Chineseness.

Saturday 31st October & Sunday 1st November  (Singapore)

Singapore Writers Festival  "Island of Dreams"

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana, Book launch

The Singapore Writers Festival started in 1986 as a biennial festival.

 

Now held yearly, the festival is a much anticipated event on the cultural calendar, presenting the world’s major literary talents to Singaporeans while shining a spotlight on home grown and Southeast Asian creative talents. Over the years, the Festival has become an exciting meeting point of writers, academics and thinkers in a choice spread of panel discussions, workshops, lectures and performances in 10 days.

 

Details about PP Wong's two events at SWF

 

 

6, 7, 8  November 2015 (Hong Kong)

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival

PP Wong, The Life of a Banana, Book launch

The Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF), founded in 2001, is an annual event held over 10 days in the fall, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world in a programme that includes discussions, literary lunches and dinners, workshops, lectures, debates, book signings, and readings.

 

The stellar list of past HKILF authors includes literary luminaries such as Seamus Heaney, Louis de Bernières, Colm Tóibín, Jung Chang, and Yann Martel.

 

Details about PP Wong's three events at HKLF

 

Download programme here