Our exciting programme for the day will include the following sessions. All sessions and timings subject to confirmation.
Check in at registration, grab your goodie bag (containing books, beer and more from our sponsors and authors) and be ready to take your seat at the first session of the day
BeaconLit founder Dave Sivers introduces three hot new talents: Katie Allen, Rosie Andrews and Ayanna Lloyd Banwo. Meet some of the most exciting rising stars of the literary world in this ever-popular panel. Sponsored by Orenda Books.
Hailed as a queen of uplifting fiction, Ruth Hogan has been a Sunday Times bestseller and a Richard and Judy pick, and has sold over a million books. She talks to Harriet Queralt about the books that have seen her hailed as a queen of upliftingfiction. Sponsored by John's Executive Cars.
Bestselling historical fiction authors Antonia Hodgson and William Ryan join author, writer and book critic Antonia Senor in a fascinating conversation about the art and challenges of setting a story in a historical landscape. Sponsored by Tesco, Tring.
Adina Campbell reveals the winners of our popular flash fiction competition. Will you be among them?
How far do crime fiction authors go to make their work authentic, and when do they cut corners in the interests of the story? And what niggles the real cops the most? Bestseller Cara Hunter and fellow crime writer Dave Sivers discuss with real-life DI Andy Thompson
and former CSI Joey Giddings. Sponsored by Roy Chapman Ltd
‘The Prosecutor’: Nazir Afzal in conversation with Adina Campbell Former Chief Crown Prosecutor Nazir Afzal has also been Chief Executive of the UK’s Police & Crime Commissioners. He talks to Adina Campbell about his autobiography, The Prosecutor, and a 24-year career in which he Nazir prosecuted and advised on some of the most high-profile cases in the country, notably his prosecution of the so-called Rochdale sex grooming gang. Sponsored by PCL Corporate Wear.
Acclaimed as ‘one of the most exciting and compelling new storytellers of our times’,
Sunday Times bestseller Stacey Halls talks to Sandra Smith freelance journalist about her hugely successful work. Sponsored by Tring Brewery.