Here Be Dragons

Artist: Minjie Su

Later this year, I’ll be speaking at Here Be Dragons: The Oxford Fantasy Literature Summer School organised by the English Faculty at the University of Oxford.

My talk is all about writing fantasy, but if that doesn’t grab you, you can also hear about M R James, H P Lovecraft, C S Lewis, Tolkien, Arthurian fantasy, George R R Martin, J K Rowling, Diana Wynne-Jones and Philip Pullman. And much more across three full days.

It runs from September 11 – 13, and you can book a place here.

Literary Fest Appearance – November

I’ll be appearing at the Wantage (Not Just) Betjeman Litarary Festival on November 3rd, on a panel discussing fantasy and science fiction alongside Ben Aaronovitch, Mark Charan Newton and Mary Hoffman.  No idea about the specifics of what we’ll be discussing, but it runs for a whopping hour and a half, so undoubtedly we’ll reach your favourite or most hated topic at some point.

The venue is Wantage’s Shush nightclub, beginning at 3.30pm, so you’ll be done in time to set off your fireworks.

Details on the website: http://www.wantagebetjeman.com

 

Leicester Signing

I’ll be signing books at Waterstones in Leicester’s High Cross shopping centre this Saturday August 20th from 12.30.

I don’t do many signings, so it’s a good chance to get a lot of books signed, or talk to me about what’s coming up – or even ask for tips about getting published, if that’s your thing. (But if you ask for a tip, you have to buy a book…)