2022 Authors

One of the UK’s best-loved novelists PATRICK GALE launches our 2022 event with his new work Mother’s Boy. Patrick introduces his historical tale of Cornwall, class and desire on Saturday 11 June 10am.

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Global best-selling thriller writer LISA JEWELL shares a year in the life of a novelist with her biographer WILL BROOKER on Saturday 11 June 1pm. Perfect for aspiring authors.

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Award winning author and TV presenter NICHOLAS CRANE introduces Latitude – the true story of the mission to discover the shape of the EarthNicholas will be appearing on Saturday 11 June 3pm.

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Disaster recovery expert Prof. LUCY EASTHOPE has been involved in the response to almost every seismic event in the last two decades including 9/11 and Grenfell. Lucy shares her inspirational memoir on Saturday 11 June 5pm..

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CHARLIE HIGSON created and starred in the hugely successful comedy series The Fast Show. He will share his new thriller Whatever Gets You Through The Night on Saturday 11 June 7.30pm. 

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Former Home Secretary ALAN JOHNSON is the prize winning author of a memoir trilogy detailing his life and career. Alan introduces his debut novel The Late Train to Gipsy Hill on Sunday 12 June 10.30am. 

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Prize-winning author ANITA SETHI was on a train journey when she suffered a race-hate crime. Determined not to let this experience stop her travelling freely she walked the ‘backbone of Britain’.  Hear Anita’s journey of identity and discovery on Sunday 12 June 1pm. 

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JOHN VOLANTHEN began caving with scouts at the age of 14 and is now a record-holding cave diver. John led the Thai cave rescue in 2018 while the world held its breath … come and listen to his story Sunday 12 June 3pm.  

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Dr. CHLOE DUCKWORTH is a lecturer in Archaeology and expert presenter on Channel 4’s The Great British Dig. This TV hit brings history closer to home and Chloe shares her tie-in book with us on Sunday 12 June 5pm.

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Master potter, front man in an almost famous rock band and judge of The Great Pottery Thrown Down -KEITH BRYMER JONES makes his appearance at the festival on Sunday 12 June 7.30pm. Unmissable finale! 

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