Books Talk Back is a vibrant, informal and interactive literary event for aspiring authors in London & Norwich. A small, selected panel of unpublished, aspiring authors read an extract of their novel to a published author and audience, then receive feedback from both. The next event will be hosted by the Eccles Centre for American Studies at The British Library, 21st September 6.30-8.30pm with the room open from 6pm. RSVP to

Tracy Chevalier FRSL is an historical novelist with dual US/UK citizenship. She has written seven novels and is best known for her second novel, Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has sold over 5 million copies and was made into a 2003 film, starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth. She has been a British Library Reader since 1988, when she began doing research there as a reference book editor. From 2011-2015 she was a judge for theEccles British Library Writer in Residence Award. She is currently a member of the British Library Board and a Trustee of the Royal Literary Fund.