Nell Zink has worked in the construction, pharmaceutical, and software industries, and is now a translator living in Germany. As a writer, Zink founded an indie rock fanzine in the ’90s, and published short pieces in a variety of outlets. She is the author of The Wallcreeper and Mislaid.
Have you ever wanted simply to have a chat with an author over a cup of tea? This intimate session is a chance to hear authors talk candidly about their craft and share stories of the highs and lows of their careers over afternoon tea. A relaxed, informal event and a chance to get to know … Continued
Unofficial Minecraft comes to Dubai! Do you know what Unofficial Minecraft is? Do your children play it and would you like to know more? Let Sean Fay Wolfe explain how his book was inspired by his fascination with the online game and the issues this posed. Alongside this, Sean will explore the structure of story-writing … Continued
Four women who write very different books come together to discuss the common thread in their books – authentic female protagonists, backed up by equally richly drawn supporting casts. In a literary world that does not always respect women’s experiences or achievements, find out how today’s panelists find success through writing women. Authors: Ann Cleeves, … Continued
Writing the book is just the beginning of the journey to literary stardom – and, however good the writer, getting published is another thing entirely. So how do you find an agent and publisher who can turn your manuscript into the bestseller in the window of every bookshop? Literary Agent Jonathan Lloyd and Publisher Selina … Continued
Are there any Geeks out there? Anyone want to be a model? Do you know that one teaspoon of a neutron star weighs billions of tonnes or are you someone who would never underestimate the power of a well-placed apostrophe? It may be that you just enjoy a great read and are intrigued to find out … Continued
You have an idea, but how do you turn that into a novel? Freya North is here to help, with advice on how to find a writing strategy that suits you. In this masterclass, Freya will teach and advise on a wide range of writing issues, from bringing your setting to life to overcoming writers’ … Continued
Freya North, author of fourteen bestselling novels, has been praised for the emotional power and honesty of her books as well as their sharp twists, vivid settings and all-too-human characters. In this session she will talk about the surprisingly fine line authors walk when choosing between offering readers realism or escapism. Is “happily ever after” always … Continued