Established in 1982

Rick Gekoski – Media Archive

Over the years I have occasionally been asked to appear in TV programmes and radio broadcasts, some of which I have included here along with press photos and appearance information.

Please feel free to use these for publicity or research purposes, or contact my agent below.

Literary Agent: Peter Straus, of Rogers, and White

Press Images

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Press References

Giving books as presents – article in The Guardian

TV Broadcasts

Radio and Audio

Outside of a Dog: a Bibliomemoir

What do Dr Seuss and Descartes have in common? Both of them have in some way shaped the man Rick is. In this charming memoir, Rick identifies the books that captivated him at different stages of his life, and describes their significance both to him personally and to the literary canon.

Rare Books rare people


Upcoming Talks and Appearances in 2018:

Thursday, June 7, 2018, 6:30pm – 8:30pm. The Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2018
Join Lucy Popescu for an evening of readings with debut novelists shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award (BFNA).

Friday, June 29, 2018, 8:45 – 9:45. Chalke Valley History Heroes Festival 2018
Rick Gekoski takes a look at Sir William Golding, author of Lord of the Flies and other classics. More…

Previous Talks and Appearances in 2018:

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 12:30pm. Jewish Book Week 2018
Rick appeared at Jewish Book Week 2018 to discuss his recent publication – Darke. More…

Talks and Appearances in 2017:

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 6:00pm. University of London Society of Bibliophiles.
Rick discusses his life as an author, bibliophile and bookdealer. More…

Friday, August 25, 2017, 10:15am. Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The Spiegeltent £12.00, £10.00. HAPPY FAMILIES: Edward Docx & Rick Gekoski – Two writers who will make you laugh until you cry. Rick discusses Darke, his new novel. Read More

Friday, August 25, 2017, 5:30PM. Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Baillie Gifford Corner Theatre FREE: Tickets available from the Box Office on the day of the event.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL IMPRISONED WRITERS SERIES – IN SEARCH OF SANCTUARY: writing by refugees, read by Festival authors including Rick Gekoski, Nicola Barker, Barney Norris and Marcus Sedgwick.

Monday, May 22, 2017, 3:45pm. The Bath Festival. OVERRATED / UNDERRATED
Rick Gekoski and fellow literary experts nominate their favourite – and least favourite – reading material.

Talks and Appearances in 2016 included:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Eton College: Rick gives a talk on Rare Books & Manuscripts to the Savile Society

Thursday, March 3, 2016, 5.30pm. The University of Otago Centre for the Book and the Dunedin City of Literature: In Conversation with Rick Gekoski, Bookman: Rick’s reflections on a life filled with books to celebrate World Book Day.