Princess Julia + Pin Drop featured in iD magazine here.


Charlie Porter interview with Princess Julia

The writer, DJ and style icon talks taste with Charlie Porter

From the city’s Blitz Kids club scene to her sell-out show at The Glory in East London, Princess Julia will reveal all at her Pin Drop talk later this month at Soho House 76 Dean Street.

It’s just gone five on a Wednesday afternoon in Shoreditch, and Princess Julia has popped round for a cuppa. She’s in a typical daywear look: black knee-length fluid dress, fishnet tights and cream kitten-heel boots. Her lip colour is purple, her nail polish is nude with black stripes. She’s joined by her housemate’s dog Barney, who also responds to the names Bubbles and Brexit.


Pin Drop + Burberry

Pin Drop collaborated with Burberry and The New Craftsmen to curate a series of short readings drawn from the collection’s inspiration, Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando.

The series took place at Burberry Makers House between 20–27 September and included readers from major British actors including Juliet Stevenson, Dame Sian Phillips and Lisa Dwan to breakthrough talent including Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Juliet Oldfield, Clara Paget and Jeremy Neumark Jones.

Full schedule here.




Sir Peter Blake at Soho House Dean Street

Listen to a live recording of iconic British artist, Sir Peter Blake reading to a captivated audience at Soho House Dean Street.

Peter read the opening and closing passages from a selection of his favourite literature, followed by an audience Q&A.

The reading included extracts from literary classics including The Great Gatsby, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz and Ulysses.

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Pin Drop in New York with Maura Tierney

Pin Drop returned to New York for a very special evening at Soho House New York with the critically-acclaimed actress, Maura Tierney.

Listen to a live recording of Maura reading Like Rabbits by British author, Bethan Roberts. This was followed by a Q&A with Pin Drop co-founder Simon Oldfield. You can listen to the full recording here.

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Pin Drop launches in Los Angeles with Selma Blair

Last week Pin Drop: Live launched in Los Angeles with Hollywood actor, Selma Blair.

Selma appeared at our sell-out event at Soho House West Hollywood and read Ms Featherstone and the Beast by Bethan Roberts, the winner of the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2015.

Take a look through the gallery of photos from the evening and listen to a live recording of the Selma’s reading here.

FT Weekend

The FT asked Pin Drop co-founders, Simon Oldfield and Elizabeth Day, Author, to talk about their favourite places in London. You can read about what they had to say here.

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Claire Fuller wins the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016 with Juliet Stevenson

Award-winning actress, Juliet Stevenson, announced Claire Fuller as the winner of the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016 for her exceptional story, A Quiet Tidy Man. The presentation was followed by a superb reading of A Quiet Tidy Man by Juliet Stevenson.

‘I’ve loved judging the RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award. The talent was plentiful, fresh and exciting and Claire Fuller is a very deserving winner.

– Simon Oldfield

‘Claire Fuller’s brilliant story is such a worthy winner: both darkly comic and deeply moving, with a modern-gothic undertone that reminded me of Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected. It’s going to be a wonderful addition to the Pin Drop archive.’

– Elizabeth Day

The RA & Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016 is supported by Audible.

Take a look through the photographs from the event and listen here to a live recording of the Juliet Stevenson reading A Quiet Tidy Man.


Audible extend support of Pin Drop Studio

We are thrilled to announce that Audible have extended their support of Pin Drop’s programme to include the Royal Academy & Pin Drop Short Story Award.

The announcement comes the week before the presentation of the award by acclaimed actress Juliet Stevenson at a special event at the Royal Academy of Arts on Friday 24th June 2016.

Book tickets for the awards ceremony here.


A.L. Kennedy long listed for the Man Booker Prize 2016

Congratulations to Pin Drop narrator A.L. Kennedy for her inclusion in the long list for the Man Booker Prize 2016, announced earlier today.

Kennedy’s eighth novel, Serious Sweet, takes place over a single day, and is surprisingly Kennedy’s first Man Booker nominated title. To the right is a gallery of images of A.L. Kennedy reading for Pin Drop at past events.

Special mention must also go to Ian McGuire and Virginia Reeves, also included in the list, both published by Scribner UK, who will be publishing Pin Drop’s first collection of short stories in the near future.

The winner of the Man Booker Prize will be announced on 25th October 2016, best of luck to all the authors. You can hear A.L. Kennedy reading for Pin Drop on RTE’s The Book Show back in February 2014 here.