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An interview with Alain de Botton

An interview with Alain de Botton

Alain de Botton's philosophy throws light on the big challenges of our lives. In Essays in Love, he charts each stage of a relationship with startling clarity and explores emotions often felt but rarely understood.

 We asked the author and founder of The School of Life about his obsessions, reading habits, and the advice he would give to his younger self.

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton to be adapted for TV

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton to be adapted for TV

After intense interest from film and TV companies internationally, Company Pictures in London have optioned the TV rights to Jessie Burton’s The Miniaturist. The deal was negotiated by Rich Green at ICM Partners on behalf of Juliet Mushens at the Agency Group, and Jeremy Miles for Company on behalf of MD John Yorke.

Win tickets to see some of the greatest contemporary writers at Picador Classic Day

Win tickets to see some of the greatest contemporary writers at Picador Classic Day

​January 2015 sees the launch of our Picador Classic series: some of the greatest books from Picador's forty-three year history published with new introductions from writers and public figures – P J O'Rourke on Clive James' Unreliable Memoirs, Jeanette Winterson on Carol Ann Duffy's The World's Wife, Robert Macfarlane on William Fiennes' The Snow Geese  and beautiful new covers to boot.

To celebrate, we're hosting a day of events at Foyles in London, and we have two pairs of tickets to give away. 

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