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Sci-Fi & Fantasy Panel: Lauren Beukes, ST Gibson & Elizabeth May

Sci-Fi & Fantasy Panel: Lauren Beukes, ST Gibson & Elizabeth May

Friday 24th May 2024, 7pm. Foyles Charing Cross Road

Some of the hottest names in the world of Sci-Fi and Fantasy come to Foyles Charing Cross Road for an evening of conversation and discovery, hosted by fellow bestseller Justin Lee Anderson.

The panel will feature:

Lauren Beukes, the award-winning and internationally bestselling author of The Shining Girls, adapted by AppleTV+ starring Elisabeth Moss, as well as Zoo City, which won the Arthur C. Clarke Award, Moxyland, Broken Monsters, and Afterland. Her novels have been published in twenty-four countries, and she's also a screenwriter, comics writer, journalist, and award-winning documentary maker. Her latest novel, Bridge, was released in 2023 to great acclaim.

ST Gibson, the Sunday Times bestselling author of A Dowry of Blood, and most recently Evocation. A graduate of the creative writing program at the University of North Carolina at Asheville and the theological studies program at Princeton Seminary, she currently lives in Boston and also works as a literary agent.

Elizabeth May, also a Sunday Times bestselling author of works including Seven Devils, Seven Mercies, and the Falconer trilogy. She also writes historical romances under the pen name Katrina Kendrick. She writes about monsters and monster slayers, empire destroyers and rebellions, assassins and spies. Sometimes they live in palaces, and sometimes they live in the stars, and some of them fall in love.

Justin Lee Anderson, chair, was a professional writer and editor for fifteen years before his debut novel, Carpet Diem, was published in 2015. He wrote restaurant and theatre reviews, edited magazines about football and trucks, published books about fishing and golf, wrote business articles and animation scripts. He now writes full-time and is a partner in his own publishing company.

The event will be followed by a book signing. Doors will open from 6:45pm.

Tickets: £8 General Admission Venue: The Auditorium (Level 6) at Foyles, 107 Charing Cross Road Please note that the Auditorium at Foyles is fully accessible from the Ground floor lifts.