Philip Kerr at Soho Literary Festival

Philip Kerr has signed up to appear at the first annual Soho Literary Festival being launched this fall by Oldie magazine. The festival runs September 23-25, 2011, and will host 40 events at the Soho Theatre, London. Other confirmed artists include Howard Jacobson, Maureen Lipman, Craig Brown, PD James, Ruth Rendell, and Virginia Nicholson. “Philip Kerr on Bernie Gunther” is scheduled for Friday September 23 at 9p. Tickets are available through the Soho Literary Festival Web site.

Philip Kerr at Daunt Books London

Philip Kerr appearance in London — tonight! “Andrey Kurkov in conversation with Philip Kerr,” Thursday, August 25, at 7pm at Daunt Books in Marylebone. Tickets (including a glass of wine and 20% off the speakers’ books) may be purchased at the Marylebone shop in person, or by telephone (020 7224 2295). Andrey Kurkov is the author of the cult classic Death and the Penguin. His most recent novel is The Milkman in the Night.¬†See the Daunt Books Events page for more info.

IF THE DEAD RISE NOT nominated

Philip Kerr has been nominated for a 2011 Shamus Award for best hardcover P.I. novel for IF THE DEAD RISE NOT. The Shamus awards are given by the Private Eye Writers of America, an organization founded in 1981. Best hardcover P.I. novel is one of four categories awarded. Although PWA is an active organization, it does not have a Web site, so ThrillingDetective.com has stepped into the breach to offer information about the organization and the awards. Winners will be announced at the annual Bouchercon Mystery Convention which will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, September 15-18.