This page lists various events, both past and future, involving the Maia Press.


  • Maggie Hamand will speak on 'Successful small presses' at a Book Evening at Chalk Farm Library, Sharpleshall Street NW1, with Marion Baraitser of Loki Press.

Monday 2nd February, 6.30-7.30pm


  • The film 'Far North', starring Michelle Yeoh and Sean Bean and based on the title story of Sara Maitland's Far North & Other Dark Tales, is being shown at selected cinemas throughout the country from 26th December. After the 8.30 show at the Rio Dalston (London E8) on Monday 29th December, there will be a Q&A with Hackney-born Director Asif Kapadia. For more information, go here.

Monday 29 December, 8.30pm
  • Merete Morken Andersen, author of Oceans of Time, will speak about her latest book Agnes and Molly at the Barbican Library, Silk Street, London EC2. Tickets free of charge available in advance from Barbican Library on 020 7638 0569.

Wednesday 19 November, 7pm

Tuesday 18 November, 7.30pm
  • An Evening with Ketil Bjørnstad, part of Scene Norway, at King's Place, King's Cross, will include a look ahead to his award-winning novel To Music, which will be published in English by Maia Press in 2009. Price: £11.50, book online.

Monday 17 November, 8pm
  • Sara Maitland, author of Far North, will appear with Christopher Hope at the Edinburgh Book Festival (Writers' Retreat). Price: £6.00/£4.00.

Sunday 17 August, 4.30pm


  • Dreda Say Mitchell and Kolton Lee are appearing in Hackney's Write to Ignite literature festival, reading from and discussing their new novels at Hoxton Hall, 130 Hoxton Street, London N1 6SH. Cost : FREE for all day events. Ring 07923 474196 to book.

Saturday 29 September, 2pm
  • Maria Peura will be reading from and discussing her novel At The Edge of Light at The Edinburgh Festival

Friday 17 August at 6.00pm


  • Michael Arditti will be reading from his new novel A Sea Change at London Jewish Cultural Centre
    Ivy House 94 - 96 North End Road London NW11 7SX - Ticket line: 020 8457 5000 (tickets cost £8)

Thursday 28th September, 7.30pm
  • Olivia Fane will read from God's Apologyat the Broadway Bookshop, 6 Broadway Market, Hackney, E8.

Thursday 6 July, 6.30 pm


  • Diran Adebayo, Alex Wheatle, and others will read from Underwords at Borders Islington.

Tuesday 4 October, 7.00 pm
  • Michael Arditti is reading from Unity at Borders Finchley Road.

Thursday 29 September, 7.00 pm
  • Maggie Hamand and Romesh Gunesekera appear at the Small Wonder short story festival at Charleston.

Thursday 15 September, 5.30 pm
  • Olivia Fane is appearing at the Dartington Ways with Words Festival. For further details, go here.

Monday 11 July, 3.30 pm
  • Olivia Fane is appearing at the Chichester Festival. For further details, go here.

Tuesday 5 July, 8 pm
  • Event for Unity, The Glorious Flight of Perdita Tree, and Underwords at Waterstone's Islington, 7 pm.

Thursday 23 June
  • Stoke Newington Bookshop, 5.30 pm. Maia authors read their work as part of the Hackney Literature Festival.

Wednesday 9 March


  • Merete Morken Andersen, Dreda Say Mitchell and Linda Leatherbarrow read at Waterstone's Islington, Islington Green (7pm)

Thursday 4 November

Wednesday 3 November
  • Dreda Say Mitchell reads extracts from Running Hot at Centerprise, 136 Kingsland High Street, Dalston (7pm)

Wednesday 27 October
  • Michael Arditti reads extracts from Good Clean Fun
    at Borders Charing Cross Road (6.30pm)

15 September
  • Launch for Adam Zameenzad's Pepsi and Maria at
    Daunt's Marylebone High Street (6.00 - 8.00pm)

11 May
  • Event for all three titles at Waterstone's Islington, Islington Green

19 May
  • Michael Arditti reads from Good Clean Fun at
    Waterstone's in Brighton

29 June


19 June
  • Reading and public signing at Waterstone's, Islington
3 July
  • Anne Redmon reading at Books Etc, Fulham Road, 7:30pm
24 September
28 September
  • Uncut Diamonds release at Waterstone's, Islington, 7pm
2 October
16 October
  • Another Country launch at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
17 October
18 October
  • Uncut Diamonds reading 7pm at the Barbican library
12 November