Meet the Authors Day featuring: Ben Kane, Catherine Fisher, Paul Flynn MP, Jon Gower and Tim Lebbon.
The sessions are chaired by Adrian Masters and Chepstow Books will be on hand for the Sale of Books.
Tim Lebbon is a New York Times-bestselling writer from South Wales. He’s had over twenty novels published to date, as well as dozens of novellas and hundreds of short stories. He has won four British Fantasy Awards, a Bram Stoker Award, and a Scribe Award, and has been a finalist for International Horror Guild, Shirley Jackson, and World Fantasy Awards.
Paul Flynn has been MP for 25 years, for Newport West. Prolific speaker and writer, author of: Commons Knowledge: How to be a Backbencher; Dragons Led by Poodles: The Inside Story of a New Labour Stitch Up; The Unusual Suspect; How to be an MP
Catherine Fisher is not only known as poet but is probably Wales’s best known children’s writer , described by The Times as “ a writer of rare talent”, Catherine became an international bestseller with the publication of her Oracle trilogy and her futuristic novel Corbenic won the Mythopoeic Society of America's Children's Fiction Award. In October 2011 she was announced by Literature Wales as the first ever Young People's Laureate for Wales. Catherine is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy.
Jon Gower's having a busy year in 2012. The year started with the publication of 'The Story of Wales' to accompany the landmark TV series, while this summer he brings out 'Wales: At Water's Edge' about the Welsh coastline and, to coincide with Caerleon, 'Too Cold for Snow,' a zany collection of short stories. A former BBC Wales arts and media correspondent, Jon is currently a Hay Festival International Fellow.
Ben Kane is the bestselling author of historical fiction. His latest book Spartacus: The Gladiator was a number 3 hardback bestseller staying in the charts for 5 weeks. Previous to this he has published The Forgotten Legion trilogy and Hannibal: Enemy of Rome.
Adrian Masters has been Political Editor at ITV Wales where he can be seen regularly on Wales Tonight and also on the politics programme ‘Sharp End’ which he presents. Prior to this Adrian worked for BBC Wales where he presented the television programme Dragons Eye. He has also covered political conferences and elections. Adrian lives in Newport and admits to being interested in music, books and nonsense.
Individual sessions are £2 and a full day ticket is £7. Under 16s go free.