Gavin & Stacey’s Ruth Jones Headlines Stellar Line-up Of Online Author Events

John DaviesCulture, Featured

Since the start of lockdown Penarth’s independent bookshop, Griffin Books, has hosted 18 online Meet the Author events, 35 live Storytime sessions, 12 virtual Book Clubs and much more besides. They have now revealed their impressive line-up for September, with more autumn events to be announced soon. Don’t miss RUTH JONES, former First Minister of Wales,CARWYN JONESJOANNE HARRIS and ANDREW WILSON

Ruth Jones will be stepping into Griffin Books’ virtual bookshop on Friday 4 September to talk about her latest novel, Us Three – a funny, moving and uplifting story about life’s complications, the power of friendship and how it defines us all. The Gavin & Stacey screenwriter turned author will be interviewed by actress and local Penarth resident Suzanne Packer, best known for her roles in Casualty and Keeping Faith, before taking questions from our virtual audience. Limited tickets available, book now to avoid disappointment. 

Former First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, will be speaking to Stephen Doughty MP on Thursday 10 September about his candid and timely autobiography, Not Just Politics. Sharing his story through two decades at the heart of Welsh governance, Jones provides a unique insight into the status of Wales as a nation and its relationship with Westminster. From the prime ministers he worked with to the state of the union in a post-Brexit world, Not Just Politics reflects on the highs and lows of his political career and reveals the man as well as the minister.

On Monday 14 September, Number One bestselling author Joanne Harris will be talking to Griffin Books owner, Mel Griffin, about her stunning new novella, Orfeia – a gender-flipped retelling of the Orpheus myth. Harris’ 1999 novel, Chocolat, was made into an Oscar nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp – it has sold over a million copies in the UK alone and was a global bestseller. 

Turn super sleuth with novelist Andrew Wilson on Wednesday 23 September as he introduces, I Saw Him Die, the latest book in his Agatha Christie crime series which imagines Christie herself investigating mysteries based on real life events.Griffin Books’ online events are facilitated via Zoom video call and tickets are strictly limited to offer the best ‘live event’ experience for attendees. To find out more and book tickets, visit: or contact Griffin Books on / 029 2070 6455.