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Hidden Prologues a literary salon with a difference

Welcome back to Hidden Prologues, the monthly literary salon at Radisson Blu Edwardian's Bloomsbury Street Hotel.

Hosted by author and journalist Sam Leith, the Hidden Prologues literary salon opens again this year and welcomes guests to an intimate bi-monthly event that sees a series of leading authors discuss their latest works. The salon aims to do something different to most literary events: authors will be not only reading from their own work, but also discussing events and writers that have inspired them, before engaging in a friendly audience-led discussion around the emerging issues.

Rather than simply hear about their own books, by focusing on the way each writer engages with the past, we’ll be bringing readers closer to the core of how they work.

Held at the Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street, a literary hangout throughout its history, the hotel offers the perfect intimate, laid back surroundings for you to discuss the questions you have always wanted to ask your favourite authors.

Hidden Prologues launched last year with Joanna Trollope, and continued with names such as Jenny Colgan, Nick Harkaway and Bryony Gordon.

For 2015, Hidden Prologues continues to be a not-to-be-missed date on the literary social calendar with Sam Leith returning to discuss the works of a whole host of inspirational authors including Antonia Fraser and Andrew O’Hagan.

Upcoming events: Rachel Johnson on Monday 29th June at 7 - 8:30pm

Sam Leith will take to the sofa with editor, journalist and author, Rachel Johnson. More information to follow shortly.


There is no cost for entry but you will need to book your place, below. Your complimentary ticket includes entry to the salon, nuts, olives and a glass of wine. There is also the chance to buy the author’s latest book (with the option to get this signed)

Please call 020 7666 2322 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri) to reserve your tickets  

For more information, please email:

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Previous Hidden Prologue Events:

Columnist and author, Bryony Gordon, delighted the Hidden Prologues audience at the Bloomsbury Street Hotel on 17th July with her new book, The Wrong Knickers. Find out what happened here:

Watch author Nick Harkaway talking about his novel Tigerman, on the 10th June 2014:

Listen to Andy Miller discuss his book, The Year of Reading Dangerously:

See the highlights from our event with Jenny Colgan, A. L. Kennedy and Joanna Trollope: