Upcoming events organised or partnered by The Biographers’ Club, including lunches, readings, signings and awards events (click tiles for more information). Ticket information is available on the individual events pages.

Events are open to Biographers’ Club members and their guests.


21 Years Old!

An Evening Of Biographers’ Tales – 1st November, October Gallery

It is 21 years since Andrew Lownie created the Biographers’ Club. To mark the occasion, we have invited biographers to divulge their tales from the front line. Among the panellists will be Selina Hastings, biographer of Nancy Mitford, Rosamund Lehmann, Somerset Maugham, and of her father the Red Earl. The event will be chaired by Anne Chisholm, herself the biographer of Nancy Cunard and Frances Partridge, and editor of Dora Carrington’s Letters. Further panellists to be announced.

We will also be launching a new offering for members – a Q & A on our website, in which biographers, agents and editors share their experience and answer questions such as:  What are the essential qualities of a good biographer? How do you find a good subject? Is it wise to write without a contract? What are the pros and cons of self-publishing? How do you write a good proposal? And more, to be added to and expanded upon by members of the Biographers’ Club over the coming months and years.

Come and celebrate with us on Thursday 1st November, 6.30pm-8.00pm at the October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL.

Tickets: £12.50

Book with nicholas_clee@hotmail.com, and send cheques (made out to the Biographers’ Club) to Nicholas Clee, 8 Plimsoll Road, London N4 2EW. Bank details available on request.


Christmas party and Tony Lothian prizegiving

Tuesday 4 December, 6.30pm to 8pm, at Albany, Piccadilly.

Join us for wine and canapés at our Christmas party, and for the presentation of the Tony Lothian Prize. The prize is given for a proposal for a first biography.

Tickets: complimentary (members and guests); but please book with nicholas_clee@hotmail.com.

Venue: E6 Albany, Piccadilly, London W1J OAR.



Save the date! 26th February 2019

Slightly Foxed Best First Biography Prize presentation. Details to be announced.