Chris Cleave tour dates in 2016

Author photo by Paul Stuart © Hodder & Stoughton 2016
Author photo by Paul Stuart © Hodder & Stoughton 2016

Bring your book club along & discover the story behind Everyone Brave is Forgiven. Hear me read from the new book and learn about the sequel I’m working on. Ask me anything you like in the Q&A – and then I’m always delighted to chat in the signing line, and of course to personalise your copy of Everyone Brave or any of my other books. I look forward to meeting you!


6th September, Sydney, 6.30 pm at Cooh restaurant, 90-96 Bourke Rd, Alexandria – Dinner & Author Talk with Chris Cleave, hosted by Better Read Than Dead books – tickets AU$35 including main meal & salads. Details here. Follow @BRTDbookshop.

7th September, Sydney, 6.30 pm at Indulgent Sage Restaurant, 165 Blues Point Rd, McMahons Point – In Conversation with Chris Cleave, hosted by Blues Point Bookshop – tickets AU$35 including two glasses of wine, canapés and book discounts. Contact to book.

8th-11th September, Brisbane Writers Festival, various events including…

Saturday 10th September, Brisbane Writers Festival, 10 am EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN – BWF in the ‘Burbs with Chris Cleave – Logan North Library – details here. Follow @BrisWritersFest.

Sunday 11th September, Brisbane Writers Festival, 12.00 noon – the Re[a]d Box reading with Chris Cleave – details here. Follow @BrisWritersFest.

Sunday 11th September, Brisbane Writers Festival, 2.30 pm EVERYONE BRAVE IS FORGIVEN – main session with Chris Cleave – details here. Follow @BrisWritersFest.

Monday 12th September, Melbourne, 6.30 pm at Readings Hawthorn, 701 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn – In Conversation with Chris Cleave – details here. Follow @ReadingsBooks.

Tuesday 13th September, Melbourne, 7 pm at Albert Park Primary School, Corner Bridport St & Cardigan Place – Hosted by Avenue Bookstore – In Conversation with Chris Cleave – details here. Follow @AvenueBookstore.

Wednesday 14th September, Adelaide, 6.30 pm, Elder Hall, Adelaide – Adelaide Writers’ Week out of season event – Chris Cleave In Conversation with Sonya Feldhoff of ABC – tickets: Adult $25, Friends $20, Under 30 $20 – details here. Follow @adelaidefest.

Saturday 17th September, Auckland, 9 am, Welcome & Keynote Address, National Writers Forum – details here. Follow @NZSocAuthors.

Sunday 18th September, Auckland, 11 am, Writing Psychology Masterclass, National Writers Forum – details here. Follow @NZSocAuthors.

Sunday 18th September, Auckland, 2.40pm, Panel: “I wish I knew when I didn’t know”, National Writers Forum – details here. Follow @NZSocAuthors.


 11 Oct, Sheffield – Off The Shelf festival. Details here.

 12 Oct, Beverley Literature Festival, 7.30 pm at Toll Gavel Church. Details here. Follow @BevLitFest for updates.

12 thoughts on “Chris Cleave tour dates in 2016”

  1. Just heard your interview on ABC FM 7th September. I have just typed up my parents’ letters to each other written during the same time period. I would be happy to type up your ‘1,000 pages’ of letters if you would like me to. I am a fast typist and it would be totally confidential – I worked for the Dept Foreign Affairs for years so privacy is understood. Please let me know if I can help in this way. All the best, Sarah Flanders.

    1. Thank you Sarah for listening to the interview and for this very generous offer, which I’m really moved by. As it happens I’ve decided not to have the letters transcribed, since they belong to my extended family and not just to me, and so I think that my time with them is done. But I really appreciate your kindness. Things like this confirm my faith in people – thank you!

    1. Hi Gill – I’m sorry, we seem to have just missed each other! I was lucky enough to do a great event at the Edinburgh Book Festival with the great Natasha Walter on the 18th August. Hopefully I’ll see you there next year? All good wishes – Chris

  2. Chris!!!!!
    Why aren’t you coming to visit the West of Australia? All this way, yet not than one step further!! So much to catch up on!!!

  3. Hi Chris, will you be coming to Dublin at all or have I Missed you? Everyone Brave is forgiven is my book choice of the year. Absolutely loved it.
    Justine Carbery (Book reviewer with The Sunday Independent)

    1. Hi Justine, I’m afraid we’ve missed each other in Dublin on this tour – I was honoured to do an event there in May, at Dubray, at the excellent Rick O’Shea’s book club. (It was a lovely evening and ended up with a book swap at the pub!) Sorry to have missed you – I’d love to have thanked you in person for your very kind support for Everyone Brave. Hope to meet you soon nevertheless – and all my thanks in the meantime!

  4. Mr Cleave-
    Do you have any discussion questions to reflect on the book for my book group?

    Warmly- Regina Nelsen

  5. Interesting to see that you will be at Winchester University. It used to be called King Alfred’s College and it was there that I trained to be a teacher and enjoyed three very happy years there.

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