Of course, the inaugural gathering would not have been complete without the author of the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Annie Barrows (left)! Other featured authors have included Louis de Bernieres, and Michael Morpurgo.
It seems that the organisers have opted to go a biennial format with the next event scheduled for 2014.
Who? 2014 TBA
When? May 15th - 18th, 2014
How much? Check offical site
Previous Festivals? Louis de Bernieres, Michael Morpurgo: War Boy to War Horse, Emily Cockayne: A History of Neighbours, Annie Barrows, Tim Binding, Mary Horlock, Edward & Olivia Chaney and John Cooper Clark & more
Visitor Information? A heady mix of stunning scenery and the best of contemporary living, Guernsey is the perfect destination. Inspiring walks along the cliff paths, rambles through the rural interior or lazy days on the island's beautiful beaches, Guernsey has it all.
St Peter Port, the island's capital, is a bustling harbour town, a tapestry of architectural styles that tell the story of the region's changing fortunes. Here bistros, restaurants and boutiques jostle for your attention, while in the harbour ferries are readied to take you to the sister islands.
Born in the sixties to an Indian mother and an English jazz musician father, Alison McQueen grew up in London and worked in advertising for twenty-five years before retiring to write full time. Her 2012 historical Indian epic, The Secret Children, was received to excellent reviews and has been translated into severallanguages. Her latest novel, Under The Jewelled Sky, was published by Orion in 2013.
Winner of the Man Booker Prize 2012, the 2012 Costa Book of the Year and shortlisted for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction.
With this historic win for ‘Bring Up the Bodies’, Hilary Mantel becomes the first British author and the first woman to be awarded two Man Booker Prizes (her first was for ‘Wolf Hall’ in 2009).
This inaugural event for this British Overseas Territory will bring together around eighty world-class speakers who will take part in talks, discussions and debates on a variety of topics ranging from children’s books to crime writing, history and cuisine.
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