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Wilbur Smith reads from his latest adventure yarn Monsoon at the Croydon Clocktower, Katharine St. Wed 17, 7pm, pounds 4/pounds 3. 0181 253 1030.


Novelists Russell Celyn Jones and Geoff Dyer read from their latest works at Vox'n'Roll, Filthy McNasty's, 68 Amwell St, EC1. Tues 16, 8.30pm, free.

Critic Maya Jaggi talks about African-American women writers of the 1980s; Voice Box, RFH, SE1. Thurs 18, 7.30pm, pounds 4/pounds 2.50. 0171 960 4242.

Lewis Wolpert discusses his new book Malignant Sadness: The Anatomy of Depression at Beveridge Hall, Malet St, WC1. Thurs 18, 7pm, pounds 6/pounds 8. 0171 467 1619.

Etruscan Books presents a two-day lit fest at at Diorama Studio Theatre, Osnaburgh St, NW1. Includes David Gascoyne (Sat 14, 2.30pm); Aaron Williamson (Sat 14, 7.30pm); Iain Sinclair (Mon 15, 7.30pm). All events pounds 5/pounds 4. 01364 643128.


Germaine Greer talks about The Whole Woman at St Ann's Church; Thurs 18, 7pm, pounds 5 (includes pounds 5 book voucher). Book tickets at the History desk, Waterstone's, 91 Deansgate. 0161 837 3000