I’m not the world’s greatest public speaker – otherwise I wouldn’t bother to be a writer. But I do make occasional public appearances, which I’ll try to remember to list here before rather than after they happen.

More information via the links, when available.

Please check with the organisers directly, rather than relying on this irregularly updated page, before making any arrangements to come and see me.



Sunday 13 May 2018 

Svet knihy” festival, Prague
Talk/discussion under the heading “Emil Zátopek and Czechoslovakia through British eyes”, mainly about my 2016 book, “Today We Die A Little: Emil Zátopek, Olympic Legend to Cold War Hero”.
Starting at 1pm in the Large Room of the Lapidarium of the National Museum in Prague (Lapidárium Národního muzea. Výstaviště 422, 170 00 Praha 7), it’s worth a visit just for the venue – and there are lots of other good things, in many languages, on the programme. (My event is in English – I hope.)

Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November 2018 (optional stay until Monday morning)

“Running and writing” weekend, Dartmoor
For runners who are interested in writing, or writers who are interested in running, this could be a great way to spend an autumn weekend. We’re still finalising the details, but I understand that it will be at Blackslade Manor, Widecombe-in-the-Moor, Devon; and that I’ll be co-hosting this with Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans and organiser of a number of well-received running retreats. More to come. Meanwhile, see Adharanand’s Way of the Runner site. 

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Thanks to Write This Run for the picture at the top, from their Monoblogues event at The Drayton Arms Theatre in August 2014.