Book Club with Meg Rosoff

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Bloomsbury Book Club with Meg Rosoff

Interview by Lisa Smosarski

Thursday 17th March

Join us for an evening with prize-winning author Meg Rosoff who will be discussing her highly anticipated debut adult novelwith Stylist editor Lisa Smosarski.

Jonathan Unleashed has been chosen by Harper’s Bazaar, the Telegraph, Guardianand Observer as one of their fiction highlights for 2016.

Very smart and extremely funny’


Jonathan Trefoil’s boss is unhinged, his relationship baffling and his apartment just the wrong side of legal. His girlfriend wants to marry someone just like him – only richer and more organised with a different sense of humour.

On the plus side, his two flatmates are determined to fix his life – or possibly to destroy it altogether. It’s difficult to be certain as they only speak dog.

Can Jonathan get out of advertising, meet the girl of his dreams and figure out the gender of his secret crush?  Given how it’s going so far, probably not.

 Join Meg and Lisa for drinks and have your book signed, which we will post to you on publication.

'Hugely entertaining…the novel fizzes with one liners…I can’t think of many recent novels that show the same almost Joseph Heller-like ability to express abiding pessimism with such irresistible comic zest’ Telegraph

‘A wise and witty hitwith whip-smart dialogue that nods to David Nicholls, Dodie Smith and Richard Curtis… a loveable novel that has the power to make readers of all ages laugh’ The Times

‘A screwball treat…Like Ephron, Rosoff has a lightness of touch, and is also a clever comic writer: her  dialogue is sharp, her characters keenly observed and ruthlessly well realised.’ The Sunday Times

Ticket Details

Book Club tickets are £20 including a copy of Jonathan Unleashed posted to you in advance, or £10 without the book. Season membership costs £80. To join please email

Date: Thursday 17th March
Time: Drinks from 6pm and talk from 6:30pm to 7.30pm
Place: Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP
Tickets: £20 including a hardback book or £10 without the book

Meg Rosoff grew up in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to London in 1989. She attended Harvard and St Martin’s College of Art. Her first novel, How I Live Now, sold nearly one million copies, won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, was shortlisted for the Orange Award for New Writers and made into a feature film. Her novels have won or been shortlisted for twenty international awards including the Carnegie and the National Book Award in America. She lives in London with her husband, daughter and two lurchers.

Lisa Smosarski is the launch editor of the award-winning women’s weekly Stylist. Launched in September 2009, Stylist is the first freemium magazine for women. As editor she has seen Stylist win 41 industry awards, including  PPA editor of the year in 2012 as well as twice winning the British Society Magazine Editors’ Award for Women’s Weekly Magazine. Prior to this, Lisa was the editor of more!, bliss and Smash Hits, launch edited and has been a contributor to many UK magazines. In 2006 Lisa also presented the Channel 4 TV series, Make Me A Grown Up.

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