The Portobello Bookshop are delighted to be venturing back into the city centre for an event with Marina Hyde to celebrate the publication of her new book, What Just Happened?!: Dispatches from Turbulent Times, on Wednesday 12th October.
This event will take place in the auditorium at St. Mark’s: The Venue. We are planning for there to be a book signing following the conversation.
Venue Accessibility: St Mark’s is wheelchair accessible, with an entrance ramp and wheelchair-accessible toilet on the ground floor. There is also an induction loop system.
About What Just Happened?!:
Drawn from her spectacularly funny Guardian columns, What Just Happened?! is a welcome blast of humour and sanity in a world where reality has become stranger than fiction.
In What Just Happened?! Marina Hyde slashes her way through the hellscape of post-referendum politics, where the chaos never stops. Clamber aboard as we relive every inspirational moment of magic, from David Cameron to Theresa May to Boris Johnson. Marvel at the sights, from Trumpian WTF-ery to celebrity twattery. And boggle at the cast of characters: Hollywood sex offenders, populists, sporting heroes (and villains), dastardly dukes, media barons, movie stars, reality TV monsters, billionaires, police officers, various princes and princesses, wicked advisers, philanthropists, fauxlanthropists, telly chefs and (naturally) Gwyneth Paltrow. It’s the full state banquet of crazy – and you’re most cordially invited.
Marina Hyde has worked at the Guardian since 2000, where her weekly columns have won her a reputation as one of the most admired journalists in the UK. The recipient of multiple awards, including the 2020 Edgar Wallace Award for writing of the highest quality, she has been named Political Commentator of the Year for the past two years by the Society of Editors, and Commentator of the Year at the Press Awards for the past three years running. She is the only woman in 45 years to receive the Sportswriter of the Year award from the Sports Journalists’ Association. She lives in London.
Frankie Boyle is one of the UK’s premier comedians and writers. Known for his shows New World Order (for which he was BAFTA-nominated in 2020), Tramadol Nights (Ch4) and his best-selling DVDs and Netflix Special. Frankie has penned several best-selling books, including My Shit Life So Far. Frankie also regularly contributes articles for the broadsheet press. His debut novel, Meantime, was published by John Murray Press in July 2022.