Book Slam Takes Over London This November To Launch TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG


To celebrate the launch of their second annual, TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG, Book Slam is taking over London this November with a stunning line up of literary, comic and musical talent. Some of the UK's most-acclaimed authors, including David 'One Day' Nicholls, will be reading brand new short stories specially-commissioned for the book, alongside Book Slam's favourite poets, top comedians and the freshest new music.

They are offering two free tickets to any of these events if you pre-order a copy of TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG for collection on the night. Go to

TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG features new and exclusive stories from David Nicholls, Marina Lewycka, Jesse Armstrong, Patrick Neate, Diana Evans, Emylia Hall, Nikesh Shukla, Jeremy Dyson, Craig Taylor, Salena Godden, Jackie Kay, and Chris Cleave.

Each short story is inspired by a song title – a nod to Book Slam's drive to champion live music as well as literature.TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG is a unifying theme, with many authors touching on youthful experience and nostalgic (and not so nostalgic) reminiscence, from Jackie Kay's beautifully moving story, EVERY TIME WE SAY GOODBYE, documenting a couple in the last throes of love to Chris Cleave's WE'LL MEET AGAIN, a heartbreaking portrayal of dementia.

TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG will be available in print, digital and audio editions. The print edition is a bespoke publication of considerable beauty – a limited edition hardback, individually numbered and signed by every contributor.

Limited Edition: £20; Ebook: £1.99; Audio: £2.99

The three book launches for TOO MUCH TOO YOUNG:

27th November at Clapham Grand
21-25 Saint John's Hill, London SW11 1TT/ +44 (0)20 7223 6523/
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets: £20 to pre-order annual + 2 free tickets or £8 adv from /£10 on door.
Celebrate with two of Book Slam's most illustrious alumni David 'One Day' Nicholls and Betty Trask award-winning novelist Diana Evans. With music from Jools Holland star Marques Toliver.

28th November at Rough Trade East
'Dray Walk', Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL/ + 44 (0)207 392 7788/
Doors: 6.30pm for 7.30pm start
Entry: £20 to pre order annual + 2 free tickets from
Book Slam heads to Brick Lane with some of the country's finest comic minds, including co-writer of PEEP SHOW, FRESH MEAT and THE THICK OF IT, Jesse Armstrong, the scabrous poetic genius Salena Godden and Peter Serafinowicz, reading from his hilarious new book, A BILLION JOKES: VOLUME 1. Plus music from the sensational Basement Orchestra.

29th November @ The Tabernacle
35 Powis Square, London W11 2AY +44 (0)20 7221 9770/
Doors: 6pm for a 7.30pm start
Entry: £20 to pre order annual + 2 free tickets or £8 adv from / £10 on the door
Book Slam journeys west in the company of award-winning writer JACKIE KAY, the poetic whirlwind, Luke Wright and one of the UK's best-loved comics, Stephen K Amos, reading from this brilliant new memoir, I USED TO SAY MY MOTHER WAS Shirley Bassey. With special music guest.

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