About

Elliott and HariBook Slam is London’s first/ best/ only literary nightclub, which features all the top writers, the finest live music and a semi-professional Serbian DJ. Our guests have included the likes of Hanif Kureishi, Dave Eggers, Adele, Nick Hornby, Kate Nash and many more. You should come. It’s fun.

Book Slam is the brainchild of superstar musical maverick, Ben Watt, and author, Patrick Neate. Ben has long since moved on to pastures new, but Patrick still likes to think he's in charge. Angela Robertson programmed for a long time, but now she's being a mum and running Canongate and stuff. These days, the real work's done by experienced promoter, Elliott Jack (everyone loves Elliott. Really they do. That's him on the left, with Hari Kunzru) and the delightful Bernie Critchley (who looks a bit like a manly Tom Cruise).

If you come down, please say hello. Book Slam usually (but not always) takes place on the last Thursday of the month. So, sign up to the mailing list to keep track of forthcoming events and don't forget to listen to our podcast. It's ripping ...

Fancy getting involved with Book Slam? We're always on the lookout for enthusiastic, organised, smart individuals to come and volunteer in our office for a couple of days a week [four weeks minimum]. You will be supporting us on all aspects of running Book Slam and our other projects; including the events themselves, promotion, social media, research and more. It's an ideal opportunity for anyone keen to carve out a career in Event Management. We'll even cover some expenses too. Please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you're perfect for us to bernie@bookslam.com.