As an aspiring author, getting that first draft from your desk to the bookshelves is no easy task. How can you make your voice stand out from the crowd and navigate the maze of pitfalls and opportunities? In this session, join first-time author Francesca Segal (The Innocents); Rogers, Coleridge and White agent Zoe Waldie; and Chatto & Windus editor Clara Farmer as they discuss the rocky road to publication. Venue: The Gallery at FoylesTickets: Free, but please email email@example.com to reserve your place.
Part of the Charing Cross Road Fest 2012Celebrating Books and Music in the Heart of London
Kathryn Simmonds, whose first novel features the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp, looks at the rights and responsibilities of the fiction writer when covering events in living memory.
Edward Carey, author the Iremonger trilogy for young adults, shares his memories of an earlier career working in Christina Foyle's eccentric bookshop.
Marie Phillips, an author who definitely knows where her towel is, reveals the effect of exposure to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy at a young age.