Award winning and bestselling author Katie Fforde is currently the President of the Romantic Novelists Association and has written over twenty bestselling novels. Katie’s workshop is aimed at writers of any ability. She aims to cover character, plot, viewpoint and importantly, the market.
This is your opportunity to learn about Daphne, her life, her novels and Fowey. You will be led by either Dawn Surl or Lynn Goold who have been leading walks linked to Daphne du Maurier for more than 20 years.
Catherine Alliott is the author of fifteen bestselling novels and is one of Britain's best-loved women's fiction authors. Her latest novel, A Cornish Summer, follows the story of Flora, who has the chance to escape her everyday life in London for the shady lanes and secluded coves of Cornwall, and to finally get over the love of her life.
Professional guitarist and composer, William Hudd, first picked up the guitar aged eight and was soon delighting his audiences with the popular rock tunes of the 1960’s & 70’s.
This year sees two of Daphne du Maurier’s novels celebrate significant anniversaries. The House on the Strand (1969), one of Daphne’s best-loved Cornish novels, is 50 and The Parasites (1949), a lesser-known novel based on the theatrical background of the du Maurier family, is 70.
This is an exciting opportunity to take this special river trip which is a new addition to the Fowey Festival.
Nina Allan is a bestselling novelist and short story writer whose books receive high acclaim and have won several prizes, including the British Science Fiction Award for Best Novel, the Novella Award and the Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire for Best Translated Work.
We are honoured to have returning to the Festival, The Sunday Times bestselling historical fiction author, Ben Kane. His latest novel, The Falling Sword, has been described by The Times as ‘a master of Roman military fiction’.
We are delighted to welcome to this year’s Festival, Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, aka the award-winning acoustic roots duo, Show of Hands, who will be joining forces with their long-term friend and collaborator Richard Shindell to present their very own transatlantic ‘Special Relationship Tour’ show.