David Nicholls, Lesley Pearse and Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be among many high-profile authors, poets and journalists visiting Hendon for the North London Literary Festival in April.
Running between April 2 and 3 at Middlesex University, the free student-organised festival will feature readings, publishing workshops, writing competitions and interviews with high profile writers.
The festival will welcome David Nicholls, author of the hit novel One Day which has sold over 2 million copies across the UK, as keynote speaker. He will take a question and answer session and discuss his latest work.
The event will also feature new types of literature and will showcase an innovative take on gaming, with the narrative of popular games being demonstrated through a live commentary – a first for a UK literary festival.
Gaming narratives will also be explored through the work of senior game designer, Ed Stern.
The popular ‘speed pitching’ will also return, allowing visitors to pitch their story ideas to top Bloomsbury literary agents LBA and get feedback on their work.
Other festival guests include George Orwell and Emma Prize winner Yasmin Alibhai-Brown historian, broadcaster Juliet Gardner, Orange Prize long-listed author Sue Gee, Faber novelist Richard Skinner and award-winning non-fiction author Kate Colquhoun.
In addition, Lesley Pearse, one of the UK’s best-loved novelists will discuss her global women’s fiction success and recent works.
Senior Lecturer Josie Barnard, supervisor of the Student Literary Festival team said: ‘This year's festival - which builds on last year's successes, features top class literary authors and adds a 21st century twist with an innovative gaming narrative platform - looks set to be our most exciting yet.'
Stay up-to-date on the North London Literary Festival on its website.
Article written by Middlesex University creative writing student Anneliese Reah Hill.