Thursday 26 January, 6.30pm

Matthew Hollis gave a son et lumière talk on Now All Roads Lead to France: The Last Years of Edward Thomas, which won the HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize and the Costa Biography Award 2011.

The George pub, 213 the Strand, London WC2.

 

Wednesday 22 February, 6.30pm

Biographers’ Club committee member David Waller gave an illustrated talk on his latest book, The Perfect Man: The Muscular Life and Times of Eugen Sandow, Victorian Strongman.

The Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1.

 

Wednesday 7 March, 6.30pm

Panel debate ‘What do literary editors want?’, featuring Lynne Hatwell (Dove Grey Reader), Andrew Holgate (Sunday Times), Jeremy Lewis (Literary Review and the Oldie), Sandra Parsons (Daily Mail), chaired by Nicholas Clee.

Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1.

 

Tuesday 27 March, 6.30pm

Three of our most well-known biographers discussed the pleasures and constraints involved in writing about royalty. With Sarah Bradford, Robert Lacey and Philip Ziegler.

The Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1.

 

Tuesday 25 April, 6.30pm

Michael Crick, Sonia Purnell and James Macintyre discussed the art of political biography.

The Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1.

 

Wednesday 16 May, 6.30pm

Panel debate ‘What do film, TV and radio people want?’, featuring Amelia Granger (Working Title), Anne Elletson (Sky Book Show) and Emma Harding (producer, Audio and Music, BBC).

Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1.

 

Thursday 26 June, 12.30pm

Frances Wilson gave a fascinating and insightful talk about her lastest book, How to Survive the Titanic (published by Bloomsbury).

Café Rouge, Kensington Church Street, London W11.

 

Tuesday 9 July, 6.30pm

Summer party at Tom Stacey’s house in Kensington, W8.

 

Monday 22 October, 6.30pm

Panel debate on new technology in publishing. Chaired by David Waller, with Jamie Hodder-Williams, Helen Fry, Catherine Pope, Thomas Penn and Michael Bhaskar.

The George pub, 213 the Strand, London WC2.

 

Tuesday 13 November, 6.30pm

The Biographers’ Club Prize Dinner. The prize winners were Claire Tomalin (Lifetime Services to Biography Award), Thomas Penn (HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize) and Jane Willis (Tony Lothian Prize). Our after-dinner speaker was John Sutherland.

The Savile Club, 69 Brook Street, London W1.

 

Tuesday 11 December, 6.30pm

Christmas party.

Indar Pasricha Gallery, 22 Connaught Street, London W2.