Our friend the author Tom McCarthy is on the road:
Second, Tom is discussing how European fiction has influenced his writing and "English" fiction in general in a three-header with AS Byatt and Aleksander Hemon at the South Bank on 18th Jan. Details on the South Bank Centre site.
Third is an appearance at the Grand Palais in Paris, with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Jacques Roubaud, on 29th Jan. Details at monumenta.com.