— Section 1 [8.00 – 8.30]
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Ben Johncock is a novelist and writer – as well as writing for the Guardian, he is one of the organizers of the Literary Death Match.
Tom Pollock writes fantasy novels.’Inventor of monsters and hugger of bears’, his debut novel ‘The City’s Son’ came out last year to critical acclaim.
Rosanne Rabinowitz writes short fiction and novellas, and lives in south london. She once played in a band called “The Sluts from Outer Space” but now focusses her creative energies on writing.
Harys Francke has been writing about Brixton for a long time and has some good stories to tell. He shares some of them with the audience…
— Section 2 [8.45 – 9.15]
Cherry Potts describes herself as a ‘lesbian feminist with a love of fairy tales’. As well as running her own publishing venture Arachne Press, Cherry writes novels and short stories.
Salome Jones is from the US but lives in the UK, where she edits books. She’s currently working on a novel.
Martin Bannister will be reading from his debut novel A Map of Nowhere, which came out on 1st July. The book has received some fantastic endorsements: ‘A touching, memorable book that makes us look at human secrets and realise that they reveal as much as they hide. Oh, and it’s funny too.’ Miranda Sawyer, journalist and broadcaster
Suw Charman-Anderson – as well as being an incisive commentator on digital publishing, Suw has self-published two novellas – Argleton and Queen of the May.
— Section 3 [9.30 – 10.00]
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Howard Cunnell – ‘Cunnell maps new noir territory in an incandescent underwater world’ – this is how the Guardian described Howard’s first published book The Sea on Fire. He was at the very first bookjam – and we’re really happy to have him back for our first birthday.
Irenosen Okojie was born in Nigeria and moved to the UK aged 8. As well as being published in various magazines, Her writing has featured on Resonance FM and been performed by White Rabbit Theatre Company.
She is currently penning her first novel, a collection of short stories and adapting a short story for the stage through Theatre Royal Stratford East.
Helen Smith lives in Brixton. She’s the #1 bestselling author of Alison Wonderland, Being Light, The Miracle Inspector and the Emily Castles Mystery Series. She’s a member of the Crime Writers Association, Sisters in Crime and English PEN.