Monday, 12 April 2010

First York Festival of Writing

Run by the Writers’ Workshop. Always a gamble doing something like this but from the attendance and enthusiasm it looks like it paid off. I hope that means they run it every year. Apparently there was a worry that top agents / publishers wouldn’t come up from London, but they did. Tight control of time and slick organisation of the one-2-ones was much appreciated, and can’t have been an easy task.

I was only there on the Sunday so saw a fraction of what was on offer. The festival website will be the place to go to get comprehensive coverage.

If I had to pass on one thing from my day at the Festival, it would be to look out for an incredible first book coming out in July (sadly posthumously) – West End Girls by Barbara Tate.

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