2010 involved many gigs, readings, appearances and performances in, among other places, Galway, Edinburgh, New York, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Viginia, Hay on Wye, Montreal and London. Thanks to everyone who came along and made them fun.
2011 may be less busy, but there will still be festival outings and talks and whatnots and, of course, an amount of shameless promotional activity for the new novel.
Thanks to everyone who is now following ALK on Twitter - that will continue to be the estanblished blend of conversation/party chat/advice column and loose ranting.
Department 5 will be posting more information and links for 2011 soonish, but here are the first firm(ish) dates we have.
Please don't panic if your event isn't listed here - we are not infallible and may have missed you - it doesn't mean ALK won't turn up. Although you might want to double check...
ALK also undertakes teaching and events which are not open to the public, so this isn't a complete list - just in case you make a request for something and are told that a date is unavailable, even though it isn't marked down here. And there are always all those hours and hours of pondering, typing and rewriting to pack in - to say nothing of all those moments completely wasted in eating or sleep...
29th - reading, Berlin.
15th - Faber Academy event TBC
17th - Edinburgh Uni event TBC
27th - Chemikal Underground event, 7pm, The Caves
20th - Huddersfield Festival
15th - Reading, Roehampton
18th - reading, Essen
19th - reading, Cologne
25th - WORDS show, Liverpool, Writing on the Wall
22nd - reading and talking at Moniack Mhor
Attending Leukerbad Festival
4th August - launch of "The Blue Book"
21st August - Reading at Edinburgh International Book Festival
29th August - play reading at EIBF
Promotional activity for "The Blue Book"
16th - 18th - Budleigh Salterton events, including WORDS
22nd - event in Spitz
9th - lecture at Notes and Letters Festival, London. 2pm
14 - 16th - curating and reading at the Cheltenham Festival
27th - event in Zurich
26th - Bridport Prize and performance of WORDS
5th - Wicked Wenches, The Stand, Edinburgh
6th - Wicked Wenches, The Stand, Glasgow
11th - reading, RADA Foyer Bar, London
14th - reading, Edinburgh Central Library, Edinburgh
18th - Start the Week - Radio 4 - from 9am
20th - Cheltenham Festivals gig, Kings College, London
10th - reading, Trinity College, Cambridge
16th-18th "Afternoon Reading", Radio 4, 15.30 - 1545
2nd - Wicked Wenches, The Stand, Edinburgh
3rd - Wicked Wenches, The Stand, Glasgow
4th - talk, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
6th - Performance of WORDS, Bath Literary Festival
11th - reading, Aye Write Festival, Glasgow
13th - "Confessions of a Medium" broadcast, Radio 4, 14.30
6th - Wicked Wenches, The Stand, Edinburgh
7th - Wicked Wenches, The Stand, Glasgow
10th - workshop, Cambridge Festval
11th - reading, Cambridge Festival
22nd - Cuirt Festical, Galway, WORDS
25th - Cuirt Festival, Galway, In Conversation
28th - Hexham Book Festival - WORDS
29th - Hexham Festival, Workshop
19th - reading, BOOKED, West Dumbartonshire
26th - talk, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh
5th - From Faction into Fiction broadcast
13th - Reading, Nairn Book Festival
26th - Catstrand, Galloway, performance of WORDS
30th - Recording of World Service "Forum" at Science Museum, Kensington
9th - Recording of The Verb before audience at Broadcasting House
12th - Granta Best Of Young British Novelists event at British Library Conference Centre
18th - Reading Edinburgh International Book Festival
23rd - Performance of WORDS at EIBF
6th - Performance of WORDS, McNally Jackson bookshop, Manhattan, NY
27th - Montreal - performance of WORDS
30th - Reading, Philadelphia
1st - WORDS, Richmond Virginia
20th - Reading, Santa Fe
16th - WORDS possibly last performance for Amnesty, 17-25 New Inn Yard London.
7pm start, tickets £7, proceeds to Amnesty.