David's Bookshop & David's Music
Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3DE
Books: 01462 684631 / Music: 01462 475900

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How to Survive as a Successful Writer Talk Led by Author and Journalist, Vitali Vitaliev

Friday 15 June 2012
7:30

Vitali Vitaliev is the Ukrainian-born author and journalist whose life has been spent exploring the curious, the unusual and the plain dotty manifestations of human life around the world. Vitaliev says that on many occasions the words of great writers, friends and family have provided him with the means of survival. He has lived and contributed to newspapers and magazines all over the world.

Vitali Vitaliev was born in Kharkiv, Ukraine.  He first made a name for himself in the Soviet Union, writing satirical journalism in Krokodil and other publications, exposing the activities of organized crime and corruption in the collapsing country.  Finally he defected in 1990 after persecution by the KGB.  He has appeared regularly on TV and radio in the UK (Have I Got News For You, Saturday Night Clive, After Dark, Start the Week), was a writer/researcher for QI. He is the author of eleven books, including cult classics such as Dreams on Hitler's Couch and Border's Up and more recently, Passport to Enclavia and Life as a Literary Device


David’s Bookshop is located on Eastcheap in Letchworth (SG6 3DE)  Entry is £3 but please call the bookshop on 01462 684631 or fill out the booking form on this page to reserve a space.

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Where is David's Bookshop?

David's Bookshops are located in Eastcheap, Letchworth Garden City, only a few minutes’ walk from the railway station in the heart of the Town Centre. There is ample parking nearby.

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If you are looking for a specific book that you have been unable to find, please contact David's Bookshops and we will try and source it for you.

Contact Information

David's Bookshop

01462 684631

David's Music

01462 475900

School Orders

01462 475924

Email

info@davids-bookshops.co.uk

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David's Bookshop

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Sat 8am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

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Monday - Friday 9am - 7pm
Sat 9am - 6pm / Sun 10am - 5pm

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Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10.30am - 4pm
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