Fairford Festival Of Fiction

Saturday 2nd June 2018

9:30am – 10:30am: The pupils of Fairford Primary School read their work.

10:30am – Noon: Ross Montgomery – children’s author

Ross’ debut, Alex, the Dog and the Unopenable Door was a Costa Children’s Book of the Year nominee, and selected as one of the Sunday Times’ Top 100 Modern Children’s Classics.  All three of his children’s novels have been award nominated.  He also writes picture books for younger children.  His next book, The Space Tortoise, is out in May.

1pm: Chrissy Williams – poet

Chrissy is a poet and editor, and her first full poetry collection Bear (‘a collection of poems that deal with all that is most serious in human life’ – Annie Freud) was one of the Daily Telegraph’s 50 Best Books of 2017.  She recently edited the UK’s first book on poetry comics.  She’s co-founder and director of the annual Free Verse Poetry Book Fair.

2.30pm: Sarah Hilary – crime writer

Sarah’s thriller novel Someone Else’s Skin won the 2015 Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick, and a World Book Night Title. Her series of tense police procedurals about D.I. Marnie Rome, now four books long, continues with Come and Find Me, out in March.

4pm: Matthew Graham – TV writer

Matthew, who still has family in Fairford, began his TV writing career on Eastenders and Byker Grove, and went on to make major contributions to This Life, Spooks, Hustle and Doctor Who.  He’s best known as the co-creator of Life on Mars.  He’s now based in Hollywood, and works mainly for US television.

5.30pm: Mark Gatiss – TV writer and actor

Star and writer of The League of Gentlemen, co-creator and star of Sherlock, novelist and screenwriter of many episodes of Doctor Who, as well as appearing in the most recent Christmas Special, actor in everything from Game of Thrones to Gunpowder, we’re delighted to present an hour in the company of Mark Gatiss.

Tickets on sale now! Eventbrite Fairford Fiction.

Sunday 3rd June 2018

3:30pm: Sarah McIntyre – children’s author and illustrator

Sarah is the author and illustrator of such titles as Jampires, Dinosaur Police and Jinks & O’Hare: Funfair Repair. She has two books coming out this year: The New Neighbours and Dinosaur Firefighters.  She put on a great show for us last year, and returns for a main stage appearance with music, live drawing and audience participation.