Writer of the month

Monthly talks at The National Archives

The National Archives is hosting Writer of the Month, a series of talks to broaden awareness of historical records and their uses for writers. Each month, a high-profile author will visit The National Archives as our Writer of the Month to share their writing experience and tell us more about their books.

Whether you’re a fan of the book or author, or an aspiring writer yourself, these talks shouldn’t be missed!

Tickets cost £6 (£4.80 for Friends of The National Archives). Book your tickets now.

The 2015 Writer of the month series of talks is sponsored by:

Upcoming talks

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  • Thumbnail image of Ben MacintyreImage of book cover

    15 January 2013

    Ben Macintyre

    Hunting for Spies in The National Archives

  • Thumbnail image of Anthony BeevorImage of book coverImage of book cover

    12 March 2013

    Antony Beevor

    Stalingrad and Berlin - Researching the Reality of War

  • Thumbnail image of Ian MortimerImage of book cover

    14 May 2013

    Ian Mortimer

    An A-Z of Interesting Things about Elizabethan England

  • Thumbnail image of Peter HennessyImage of book cover

    9 July 2013

    Peter Hennessy

    Writing a History of One’s Own Times

  • Thumbnail image of Lucy WorsleyImage of book cover

    10 September 2013

    Lucy Worsley

    An Intimate History of Your Home

  • Thumbnail image of Tracy BormanImage of book cover

    12 November 2013

    Tracy Borman

    Witches: Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction in Jacobean England

  • Thumbnail image of Joanna Bourke Image of book cover

    21 February 2014

    Professor Joanna Bourke

    Human Woes: Researching Violence and Pain in the Archives

  • Thumbnail image of Richard Roberts

    9 April 2014

    Richard Roberts

    Saving the City: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914

  • Thumbnail image of Lucy Worsley Image of book cover

    25 June 2014

    Lucy Worsley

    A Very British Murder

  • Thumbnail image of Philippa Gregory Image of book cover

    13 August 2014

    Philippa Gregory

    The King's Curse

  • Thumbnail image of Hester Vaizey Image of book cover

    31 October 2014

    Hester Vaizey

    Stories from behind the Berlin Wall

  • Thumbnail image of Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson Image of book cover

    03 December 2014

    Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson

    The Ambassador's Suitcase

  • Thumbnail image of Antonia Fraser Image of book cover

    28 January 2015

    Antonia Fraser

    This is a talk in conversation style about Antonia Fraser's book My History - A Memoir of Growing Up.

  • Thumbnail image of Jenny Uglow Image of book cover

    18 March 2015

    Jenny Uglow

    This is a talk about Jenny Uglow's book In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815.

  • Thumbnail image of Alison Weir Image of book cover

    13 May 2015

    Alison Weir

    This is a talk about Alison Weir's book The Marriage Game.

  • Thumbnail image of Gus Casely-HayfordImage of book cover

    12 February 2013

    Gus Casely-Hayford

    A session ‘in conversation’ with the historian, talking about his recent book, The Lost Kingdoms of Africa

  • Thumbnail image of John GuyImage of book cover

    13 April 2013

    Professor John Guy

    The Children of Henry VIII

  • Thumbnail image of Dominic SandbrookImage of book cover

    11 June 2013

    Dominic Sandbrook

    A session ‘in conversation’ with the author, talking about his latest book Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979

  • Thumbnail image of Rachel JohnsonImage of book cover

    13 August 2013

    Rachel Johnson

    'Suddenly, All Roads Led to Munich, 1936 - why I wrote Winter Games'

  • Thumbnail image of Kathy ChaterImage of book cover

    8 October 2013

    Dr Kathy Chater

    Researching Untold Histories: Black people in England and Wales during the period of the British slave trade, c.1660-1807

  • Thumbnail image of Celia Brayfield

    29 January 2014

    Celia Brayfield

    Writing Fiction based on Family History

  • Thumbnail image of Jeremy Paxman Image of book cover

    28 March 2014

    Jeremy Paxman

    Great Britain's Great War

  • Thumbnail image of Kate Adie Image of book cover

    1 May 2014

    Kate Adie

    Fighting on the Home Front. The Legacy of Women in World War One

  • Thumbnail image of David Thomas Image of book cover

    16 July 2014

    David Thomas

    Beggars, Cheats and Forgers

  • Thumbnail image of Richard Taylor Image of book cover

    10 September 2014

    Richard Taylor

    Secrets of The National Archives

  • Thumbnail image of Tracy Borman Image of book cover

    18 November 2014

    Tracy Borman

    Thomas Cromwell

  • Thumbnail image of Ranulph Fiennes Image of book cover

    18 December 2014

    Ranulph Fiennes


  • Thumbnail image of Helen Castor Image of book cover

    11 February 2015

    Helen Castor

    This is a talk in conversation style about Helen Castor's book Joan of Arc: A History.

  • Thumbnail image of Adam Nicolson

    15 April 2015

    Adam Nicolson

    This is a talk about Adam Nicolson's work Wordsworth's and Coleridge's Year Together in Somerset, 1797-1798.

  • Thumbnail image of Richard Evans Image of book cover

    3 June 2015

    Richard Evans

    This is a talk in conversation by Richard Evans about his latest book The Third Reich in History and Memory.