3 July 2017 - 'Of Lawrence's Other Spaces'. Keynote Lecture. London Calling: Lawrence and the Metropolis. 14th International D.H. Lawrence Conference. New College of the Humanities.

12 April 2017 - 'Writing from Outside'. University of the Western Cape, Department of English. Cape Town.

25 February 2017 - Revolution in the Mind: Reassessing the psychology of rebellion and obedience. LSE Space for Thought Festival. Panel with Steve Reicher and Sandra Jovchelovitch.

8 October 2016 - La Fiera delle Parole. Montegrotto Terme, Padua.

8-11 September 2016 - Festival America, Vincennes, Paris. Events with Christopher Bollen, Dan Chaon, John D'Agata, Pete Fromm, Forrest Gander, Sam Lipsyte, Héctor Tobar, and Vu Tran.

25 August 2016 - Edinburgh International Book Festival with Francesca Kay.

20 July 2016 - The Bookworm, Omaha.

27 July 2016 - Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, NY.

16 July 2016 - Tattered Cover, Colfax branch, Denver.

5 July 2016 - BookCourt, with Charlotte Rogan, Brooklyn.

18 May 2016 - Love Books, Melville, Johannesburg. In conversation with Carol-Ann Davids.

15 May 2016 - Franschhoek Literary Festival. Writing From the Outside with Chinelo Okparanta and Ekow Duker.

13 May 2016 - Franschhoek Literary Festival. Contemporary Issues in Fiction with Rehana Rossouw and Nthikeng Mohlele.

11 May 2016 - Kalk Bay Books, Cape Town. In conversation with Mark Gevisser.

2 October 2015 - London Literature Festival. The Heart of the Matter. Chairing discussion on science and metaphor with Carlo Rovelli and Zia Haider Rahman.

22 September 2015 - Bury St Edmunds Library. Writers' Centre Norwich, Brave New Reads 2015.

19 September 2015 - Kapittel. Stavanger, Norway. Panel: 'America - and the Other America'. With Ben Marcus, Julie Otsuka, Patricia Lockwood, Larry Siems, and Juan Gabriel Vásquez.

18 September 2015 - Kapittel. Stavanger, Norway. In conversation with Harald Birkevold.

13 September 2015 - Open Book Cape Town. Blood on the Land. With Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Craig Higginson, and Harry Garuba.

11 September 2015 - Open Book Cape Town. Moving Right Along. Chairing discussion with Petina Gappah, John Hunt, and Nthikeng Mohlele.

10 September 2015 - Open Book Cape Town. Reading.

9 June 2015 - Diss Library, Norfolk. Writers' Centre Norwich, Brave New Reads 2015.

10 - 22 May 2015 - South African Schools Tour.

16 April 2015 - Bergen Offentlige Bibliotek, Norway. Literary lunch with translator Toril Hanssen.

14 April 2015 - Bergen Litteraturhuset, Norway. In conversation with translator Toril Hanssen.

5 November 2014 - The Philomathean Society, University of Pennsylvania. Reading and Q&A.

4 November 2014 - The Center for Fiction, New York. Reading and Q&A.

19 July 2014 - Latitude Festival. With Litro Magazine and Kate Williams.

25 June 2014 - Camera Obscura: A View of South Africa. In conversation with Ivan Vladislavić and Neel Mukherjee. Diorama Arts Studios, London.

4 April 2014 - Ithaca College, Ithaca NY, Global Modernism Symposium.

22 March 2014 - McNally Jackson Bookstore, NYC. With Rainbow Rowell, David Levithan, and others.

25 February 2014 - LSE Space for Thought Festival. 'Where's the Wrath Now?' Panel discussion with Maggie Gee and Stephen Fender.

13 November 2013 - Polari Salon, Southbank Centre. Reading with Charlotte Mendelson, Dean Atta, and Rosie Garland.

13 October 2013 - La Fiera delle Parole, Padua, Italy. Reading and Q&A with Pia Masiero.

22 August 2013 - Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa. Reading and Q&A with Dr. Deborah Seddon.

10 August 2013 - Edinburgh International Book Festival. As Dreams Become Nightmares. Reading and Q&A with Philipp Meyer, chaired by Nick Barley.

13 June 2013 - Stockholm University, Instituting Literature: Writing Between Singularity and Transnational System, Symposium, Reading and Q&A with Stefan Helgesson.

6 June 2013 - Independents Day, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. 'Making Debuts' panel with Beatrice Hitchman, Amy Sackville, Erica Wagner, Ravi Mirchandani, and Ted Hodgkinson.

15 May 2013 - Foyles, London, Authors' Club Best First Novel shortlist reading.

9 May 2013 - Waterstones London Wall. Reading and signing.

30 April 2013 - Queen's College, Oxford, Literary Society, Reading and Q&A with A.S. Byatt and Rebecca Beasley. Shulman Auditorium.

6 December 2012 - School of Oriental and African Studies. Panel discussion. 'What does South Africa teach us about the history of the book?'

21 November 2012 - Working Men's College, London. Debut writers reading.

24 October 2012 - National University of Ireland Maynooth. Reading and Interview.

14 October 2012 - Times Cheltenham Literature Festival. In conversation with Janet Suzman and Sue MacGregor.

22 September 2012 - Kapittel. Stavanger International Festival for Literature & Freedom of Speech. In conversation with Simon Stranger. Stavanger, Norway.

21 September 2012 - Cape Town Open Book Festival. Print, Text and Book Cultures in South Africa. Panel discussion.

20 September 2012 - Cape Town Open Book Festival. Panel discussion with Alan Hollinghurst and Lola Shoneyin.

20 September 2012 - Cape Town Open Book Festival. In conversation with Kelwyn Sole.

14 September 2012 - Zoë Wicomb and the Translocal: Scotland and South Africa. University of York. Reading with Elleke Boehmer, Michael Cawood Green, Brian Chikwava, and J.M. Coetzee.

21 August 2012 - Edinburgh International Book Festival. Escaping the Shadow of Apartheid. Reading and discussion with Donald McRae.

20 August 2012 - Edinburgh International Book Festival. Amnesty International Imprisoned Writers Series.

29 July 2012 - The Bookworm, Omaha, Nebraska. Reading and signing.

25 July 2012 - Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca, New York. In conversation with Chris Holmes.

19 July 2012 - American Hotel, Sharon Springs, New York. Signing.

18 July 2012 - Niskayuna Public Library. Niskayuna, New York. Reading & Q&A.

16 May 2012 - Waterstones 11 Panel. Waterstones Piccadilly, London. Reading & Q&A.

19 April 2012 - Reading and discussion at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.

17 April 2012 - Reading and discussion at WISER, Wits University, Johannesburg. 

15 April 2012 - Cambridge Wordfest. Reading and discussion with Chibundu Onuzo, Jess Richards, and Ali Smith.

24 March 2012 - Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival. Panel discussion with Chibundu Onuzo.

16 March 2012 - 14/4 Literary Dinner. Windsor Festival.