Diary category: Author events

Conversation for Emmaus on September 9, 2021

At 7 pm Patrick will be in conversation on zoom about his work, including his latest novel, Mother’s Boy (due out on March 1) with his friend the novelist Cathy Rentzenbrink. This online talk will be raising badly needed funds for the superb charity Em …


SJ Watson‘s Twitter Book Club on July 29, 2021

At 6.30 pm it’s the turn of Patrick‘s Richard and Judy bestseller, Notes From an Exhibition to be the subject of SJ Watson‘s Twitter Book Club. Follow them both on @pnovelistgale and @SJ_Watson to join in the discussion.


LGBTIQ History Month at Dorset Libraries on February 22, 2021

As part of LGBTIQ History Month, Dorset Libraries is hosting an online interview with Patrick for his take on queer history, not just through his most recent novels, A Place Called Winter and Take Nothing With You and his TV show Man in an Orange Shirt …


Rick Stein’s Cornwall on January 21, 2021

As part of Rick Stein’s magical survey of Cornwall’s beauties and unique culture, he pays a visit to Patrick on his farm near Land’s End. The whole show is well worth watching – the perfect escape from the dreariness of a third lockdown! – but you can …


The Embroiderer’s Tale on January 14, 2021

Join Patrick for a reading of his story from the Refugee Tales project: The Embroiderer’s Tale, and support the valuable work of  Freedom From Torture in the process. As it’s a live Zoom event, you’ll have the chance to put questions to Patrick after t …


Patrick Gale is Perfectly Well… on November 11, 2020

Patrick has often observed that one of the curious side effects of writing novels over a long period – in his case over thirty years – is the emergence of unintended themes in one’s work. In his case one of these is mental illness and extreme mental st …


Patrick in conversation with Salley Vickers on November 18, 2020

As part of his residency at Exeter’s lovely old Custom House Museum, Patrick will be in conversation with Salley Vickers, a novelist and friend whose work he has long admired and who just happens also to have been a practising Jungian psychoanalyst. He …


Patrick in conversation with Ella Berthoud on October 21, 2020

As part of his residency at Exeter’s lovely old Custom House Museum, Patrick will be in conversation with his friend the painter and bibliotherapist, Ella Berthoud. They’ll talk about the theory that fiction is not simply good for extending our empathy …


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