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Literary Lunch with Dominic Holland

Thursday, 18 July 2024

Location: Christopher Wren Dining Room, Ye Olde Watling Pub, 29 Watling Road, London EC4M 9BR

Join us for our next Literary Lunch at the historic Ye Olde Watling pub where we will hear from stand-up comedian and author Dominic Holland.

Since winning the Perrier Best Newcomer Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1993, Dominic Holland has gone on to become one of the UK’s best loved comedians. He’s worked with Armando Iannucci, Rob Brydon and supported Eddie Izzard on tour. Dominic has also published six novels and three non-fiction books. Married to Nikki, they have four boys; the eldest of whom is Tom, the actor best known for starring in the blockbuster Spider-Man movies. Dominic's first non-fiction book is called Eclipsed, which is about the experience of being a superhero's dad. Dominic has also added to his Takes on Life series with Vol.2 which is accompanied by a podcast also. His novel Made in England - is a sequel to his first novel, Only in America. Most recently, he has republished Open Links, with all authorial profits donated to Anthony Nolan.

Doug Wills has been with the Evening Standard for 30 years, 15 as managing editor and 10 of those as Group Managing Editor including the Independent. Doug trained in journalism with Thomson Regional Newspapers in Berkshire, went on to be the political correspondent for the Western Daily Press in Bristol before cutting his editorial management teeth as a deputy editor back with Thomson newspapers. He moved to London in the mid-80s to join the Mirror Group helping to launch the London Daily News when the battle for circulation in the capital was as tough as it is today.

Doug, who was appointed Editor Emeritus of the Evening Standard in November, is on the board of the Society of Editors and is chair of London Press Club. He became a Liveryman of the Stationers' Company in 2012 and is a Court Assistant and the Under Warden of the Company.

The cost of this lunchtime event, which starts at 1.00pm, is just £35 and includes a traditional two-course lunch, as well as the after-lunch interview with Dominic Holland and Doug Wills.

We are restricted to 35 attendees, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Books will also be available to preorder and get signed on the day!

Literary Lunch with Dominic Holland