ALK News & Events 2016

Department 5 has relocated to Oxford, but is otherwise at your service as before.

If you want to get in touch with ALK please email Department 5, care of

Antony Harwood,


2016 has involved radio essays for BBC Radio Three and there should be more essays to come, with perhaps another documentary.  This year may see the release of the German film version of Original Bliss/ Gleissendes Gluck. There will be the usual readings, workshops and events and perhaps a trip to the United States. More detailed information is available on the schedule page.



2015 has already seen readings across Germany and Switzerland and the usual crop of festivals and events throughout the UK. Watch out for ALK at the EIBF later this month and at the Guernsey Literary Festival in September. Later in the year, she’ll be at the Literary Kitchen Festival in Peckham and she even has a gig in lovely Cove. There will also be events for the Warwick Prize and the Forward Prizes. Much fun was also had with the latest play for BBC Radio Four.


2014 will see ALK gigs at the Ullapool Festival, Jewish Book Week, the Macclesfield Literary and Philosophical Society. There will be more spooky radio drama and there is other radio work on the way.

We also have more news from the US launch of “All The Rage”. You can listen to an interview on KUCI-FM here and there’s a review here from Kirkus.


After events in Bristol, Berlin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dartington, Dublin and many other elsewheres, in the 2013 ALK will be appearing in Salford on 12th October and at the Ilkley Festival on 13th October and the Dundee Book Festival on 25th October. On 9th November, she will be speaking at a Mumsnet conference at King’s Place in London.

The new sitcom for Radio Scotland “Legend of the Holyrood Vampires” was broadcast for Halloween.

If you would like to book ALK for any future events, please go to the Booking ALK Resource at the side of this page. And there’s a piece here mentioning what your evening may be like if you do go ahead and arrange a gig.