Craig Thompson Signing at Gosh! – Saturday, 21st of January

CHANGE OF PLAN: Earlier this was supposed to be Monday the 16th January but Craig’s dates have changed. Please change the dates in your diaries accordingly. Sorry for messing you about! — Hayley

This year I don’t think there was a more talked-about book than Craig Thompson’s Habibi. The single Gosh! advance reading copy was a poor battered mess by the time it had been kicked around in every staff member’s bag, and when our exclusive bookplate editions arrived they didn’t last very long at all. It’s an astonishing book that has been reviewed and argued about in print and online and if you’ve not read it yet you’ve missed a trick. Buy yourself a copy and find a bookmark. It’s 672 glorious pages long.

Sprawling across an epic landscape of deserts, harems, and modern industrial clutter, HABIBI tells the tale of Dodola and Zam, refugee child slaves bound to each other by chance, by circumstance, and by the love that grows between them.

At once contemporary and timeless, HABIBI gives us a love story of astounding resonance: a parable about our relationship to the natural world, the cultural divide between the first and third worlds, the common heritage of Christianity and Islam, and, most potently, the magic of storytelling.


Craig Thompson will be in the country next month for his European book tour. He’ll be parked at the Gosh! signing table from 5pm until 7pm on Saturday the 21st of January and we’re very glad to have him. We’ll have plenty of copies of the book available on the day but if you’d like to grab one now you might end up with one of the last remaining copies of Habibi’s increasingly rare first print run.

Craig Thompson Signing: Saturday, 21st of January


  1. Liesbeth


    I already booked Eurostar tickets for the 16th now I had to pay a lot of money to change the date! I hope this won’t happen again!
    It’s costing me a lot of money…

  2. admin

    Hi Liesbeth,

    So sorry about the shifting dates. I understand it must be terribly frustrating to pay out that money unnecessarily, but unfortunately the change in dates was out of our control. We had waited several weeks to get a confirmed date before publishing the information, and were working with what we believed to be finalised dates. The change has been due to Craig’s travel plans shifting, and he simply won’t be in the country for the original scheduled date.

    Again, sorry for the inconvenience and expense. Rest assured that we’ll work hard to avoid such errors again in the future.

    Andrew @ Gosh!

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  5. Fred MANSON

    Hi guys!!

    Happy New Year!!!

    I would like to know if it is possible to order from you a signed edition of Habibi and what will be the shipment fees to France.

    Thanks for all!!

    Judge fred MANSON

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  7. Liesbeth

    Waiting for my Eurostar back to Belgium…. with a big smile on my face
    :-Dthanks to the entire Gosh staff for being so friendly I really enjoyed Craigs signing!!!! Well worth the trip!!!!! So awesome!!!