Ghostland was released in hardback by William Collins on 17 October 2019. Its official launch event was in The Book Hive in Norwich on the evening of Wednesday 16 October.
Saturday 9 November: A Kett’s Books community bookshop event with the novelists Frances Liardet & Elizabeth Buchan
Wymondham Arts Centre, Beckett’s Chapel, Wymondham. 19.00
TICKET DETAILS. See here for more information.
Friday 15 November. Literary Lunch and East Anglian Book Awards 2019
Top of the Terrace, Norwich City Football Club. 12.00
I’m honoured to be one of the guest speakers (alongside Rachel Hore and Sarah Passingham) at this year’s East Anglian Book Awards. It may also be my one chance to deliver a speech at Carrow Road…
Tickets: £29.50. See here for details.
Thursday 28 November. Ghostland: In Search of a Haunted Country
NWT Cley Visitor Centre. 13.30 to 15.00
A talk that will focus on some of the eerie writers and landscapes of Norfolk and East Anglia, and the wildlife that’s threaded throughout Ghostland. With luck, perhaps, Cley’s famous ‘ghost owl’ might even decide to put in an appearance?
Tickets are £10 for NWT members and £12 for non-members and include a light lunch. Please book on 01263 740008. See here for more info.
Saturday 30 November. The Writer’s Roadmap. 10.00 to 16.00
National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, Norwich.
A day-long workshop with Victoria Adukwei Bulley, Molly Naylor and Edward Parnell.
Tickets £55/£45. See here for further details, and to book a place.
Thursday 12 December. UEA Live. 18.30 to 21.00 (reading starts at 19.00)
Great Hall, National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, Norwich.
Event is free, with no booking necessary. Just turn up early to secure the best seats. See here for further details.
Readings/Book Groups etc.
If you’d like to book me to do a talk/reading at an event such as a literary festival, or to speak to a book group/club, please contact me using the form on this website. For larger and commercial events please contact my agent Anna Power at Johnson & Alcock.
Saturday 19 October 2019: Usborne World of the Unknown – Ghosts
A great evening in a haunted Midlands hotel (Bosworth Hall), where I chaired a panel event about the seminal 1977 children’s book from my youth that had a (dismembered) hand in my love of ghosts and the supernatural… Thanks to Usborne Books for inviting me and Haunted Magazine for putting me up.
Friday 18 October 2019: Fear in the Fens
The Space Upstairs, above Downham Market Library. Evening (time tbc)
Wednesday 16 October 2019: Ghostland Book Launch
The Book Hive, Norwich. 18.30 for 19.00.
A great night in this brilliant independent bookshop.
Nature Matters 2016: In Touch with the Wild
I was delighted to have been invited to be one of the speakers at the prestigious annual New Networks for Nature event, which took place in Cambridge in association with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative from 22–24 September. I was the opening speaker on the morning of Friday 23 September, and was honoured to be on the same programme as Sir David Attenborough!