This week at Midas: 4th-8th September

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Our round-up of Midas announcements from the week:


Joseph Coelho at British Library and Poetry Prompts

Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho is an award-winning performance poet, playwright and children’s author based in Kent. On 7th October 2023 Joseph will complete his extraordinary ‘Library Marathon’ by joining the final library of this epic, nationwide tour: the British Library. This will mean that Joseph has joined 213 libraries as part of his cross-country mission to champion their vital role. Joseph revealed that his smash-hit ‘Poetry Prompts’ will also return on 11 September for a stellar second year – and featuring a raft of special guests including: Shini Somara, David Atherton, Chris Smith, MC Grammar, Nicola Davies, Konya Kanneh-Mason and Jenny Graham with further stars to be announced.


The Wolfson History Prize Shortlist 2023

Unearthing forgotten tales and prompting readers to reconsider established historical narratives, the compelling Wolfson History Prize 2023 shortlist has been announced tracing the evolution of the written word itself. Click this link for more information.


Why You? by Larry Robertson

We are so excited to announce we’ve started working with Larry Robertson on his new campaign for his latest book Why You?, highlighting the significance of building trust-based relationships in leadership and underscores the role of communication, encouraging ethical leadership for a meaningful impact.


Cliveden Literary Festival programme announcement

The full festival programme, jam-packed with must-see events – from poets to spymasters, global geopolitics to Britain’s leading novelists, has been announced, click the link for more information.


Monsters Never Get Haircuts by Marie-Hélène Versini and Vincent Boudgourd

The book Monsters Never Get Haircuts by Marie-Hélène Versini and Vincent Boudgourd, published by Union Square, is now available for purchase. A funny and quirky picture book celebrating children’s imagination. Click the link to get your own copy today.


Frank McDonough book tour continues

Produced by Head of Zeus, The Weimar Years, a vivid and compelling history of the period 1918-1933, by Frank McDonough, continues in Waterstones Liverpool One.


Majesty by Richard Harries

In commemoration of the first anniversary of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, ‘Majesty’, by Richard Harries, former Bishop of Oxford and esteemed House of Lords life peer, stands as a beautifully crafted anthology showcasing a collection of Christian artworks and wisdom, thoughtfully woven together with excerpts from the Queen’s Christmas broadcasts. ‘Majesty’ by Richard Harries was published by SPCK and is available to buy now through this link.


Midas Celebrates Read a Book Day 2023

In celebration of Read a Book Day 2023, our team spilled their literary secrets, sharing their first reads and favourite book to screen adaptations. To read the full article click this link.


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