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The Books Tent

The Writers Group

Three writers who have spent the past 10 years sitting around a kitchen table together talk about the life-affirming experience of being in a writers group and how having a creative outlet helped them achieve their goals. They will talk about How to Get S

Panel of Authors

Our panel of talented authors give you their very top writing advice, chaired by James Smythe. A short session perfect for any budding writer: you'll hear six brilliant Harper Collins authors discuss their very best writing and publishing advice. We'll al

HQ Presents

13:30 - 14:10 SHE MUST BE MAD: POET CHARLY COX IN CONVERSATION Join poet and influencer Charly Cox as she discusses her debut poetry collection She Must Be Mad. Charly’s writing focuses on destigmatizing mental health and the coming-of-age of a young woma

Little Brown Books Presents

10:00 - 10:45 CHARLIE HART / SKYMEADOW: NOTES FROM AN ENGLISH GARDENER When Charlie first visited Peverels, a small farmhouse that sits lazily on the lip of a hill running down into the Peb Valley, he was at breaking point. He was grieving the death of hi

Write What You Know with HarperCollins

WRITE WHAT YOU KNOW Saturday morning in the Books Tent is given over to HarperCollins, who bring seven authors exploring themes of time, place, nature and science... DADVENTURES  (10:00 - 11:00) Alex Gregory shares some fun ideas for outdoor adventures to

Bloomsbury Sigma Presents

BLOOMSBURY SIGMA PRESENTS 15.30 - 16.00 THE SCIENCE OF SIN BY JACK LEWIS In this talk, author, blogger and TV presenter Dr Jack Lewis will take you on a whistle-stop tour of what the latest brain imaging research has to say about sin. Why do we give into

Bluebird & Picador

Bluebird and Picador are both imprints of Pan Macmillan UK, one one of the largest general book publishers in the UK. The bluebird is a symbol of happiness, and Bluebird aims to publish books that make the world more tolerant, healthy (in body and mind),

Adam Kay: This is Going to Hurt

Adam Kay is an award-winning comedian and writer for TV and film, including Mitchell & Webb and Very British Problems. Adam's first book, This is Going to Hurt, about his former career as a junior doctor, was published in 2017 by Picador and became an

Jack Lewis

Jack Lewis is a neurobiologist and television presenter. He earned a PhD in neuroscience from University College London, continuing his research using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to investigate how human brains integrate sound and vision as a po

Jonny Benjamin

Jonny Benjamin is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger from London. Jonny was awarded an MBE for his services to mental health and suicide prevention in the Queen’s 2017 New Year Honours List. This i

Jules Howard

Stabbing penises, toxic vaginas, shaken tail-feathers, masturbating lizards and sperm-guzzling fish – where else could we be than Planet Earth? In this entertaining romp through the animal kingdom, naturalist and broadcaster Jules Howard celebrates the we

Kate Devlin

Kate Devlin is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Having begun her career as an archaeologist before moving into computer science, Devlin’s research is in the fields of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and