Promised a nice woman that I would publicise the Knutsford Literature Festival 2012 on my blog. It runs 5-21 October. The website:
Will I be going? No. The event is for literary fiction authors rather than genre writers. (I know, I know. Don’t get me started. It’s Knutsford, so what do you expect?) So who will be in attendance then? Such ‘luminaries’ (ahem) as Hanna Rothschild, Prue Leith, Anna Reid, Andrea Clarke, Kate Summerscale, Mark Henderson, Artemis Cooper, Suzanne Fagence Cooper, Peter Baxter, Diana Souhami, Michael Portillo (already sold out! chr*st!), Helen Rappaport and David Shaw. Yes, you’re right, but Prue Leith rocks in my book.