Details of all James’ upcoming talks, readings, signings and festival appearances can be found below. More dates are being added to the schedule all the time, so keep checking back to find out when he’ll be visiting your area.

If you’d like to get in touch with him about arranging future events, please use the contact form.


20 August
Waterstones, Newbury

Book signing: James will be in store and available to sign copies of The Harrowing from 2pm.


3 & 4 September
Historical Novel Society conference, Oxford

The Historical Novel Society’s 2016 conference takes place in Oxford on 2-4 September 2016. Keynote speakers include Melvyn Bragg, Tracy Chevalier, Kate Williams and Fay Weldon.

James will be co-chairing (with fellow novelist Emma Darwin) a masterclass on points of view in historical fiction on the Saturday (3 September), and then on the Sunday (4 September) will be part of a panel discussing 1066 with fellow authors Sarah Bower, Justin Hill and Helen Hollick. On both days he will be available to sign copies of his books.

Further details are available on the HNS 2016 conference website.


10 September
Waterstones, Salisbury

An evening with James Aitcheson: James will be discussing his new novel The Harrowing and the historical events that inspired it. Event begins at 6pm. Further details to follow.


15 & 16 October
The Battle of Hastings

Commemorating the 950th anniversary of the Norman invasion, James will be returning to the ever-popular Battle of Hastings re-enactment at Battle Abbey in East Sussex, to speak about his latest novel The Harrowing and the historical events that inspired it. Further details to follow.

To book tickets for the event, visit the English Heritage website.


24 October
Wantage Betjeman Festival

James will be speaking about 1066 and its aftermath, and why the Norman Conquest is still relevant, 950 years on. Talk begins at 1.30pm. Ticket information is available on the Festival website.


28 March 2017
Rochester Library

To coincide with the paperback release of The Harrowing, James will be returning to Medway to speak about his novels and about 1066 and its aftermath. The event begins at 7.30pm. Further details to follow.