Perspectives On Publishing (Salisbury Literary Festival Writers' Day Event)

Perspectives On Publishing (Salisbury Literary Festival Writers’ Day Event)
29 Oct 2017 at 02:00 pm
29 Oct 2017 at 02:45 pm
Sarum College
Sarum College
19 The Close
£5/£27 day pass

Hosted by Salisbury Literary Festival at their Writers’ Day event, October 29th 2017

Time: 2-2.45pm

Venue: Sarum College, 19 The Close SP1 2EE


‘Publishing a book’, Margaret Atwood once wrote, ‘is like stuffing a note into a bottle and hurling it into the sea.’ But what is the process of publishing actually like for those who take part in it? In this fascinating discussion, three leading writers and editors will discuss their different insights on the publishing process: how it has changed, and where it is going next.


Mary-Anne Harrington has worked in publishing for twenty years, and in 2013 she co-founded Headline’s Tinder Press imprint. Her authors include Maggie O’Farrell, who won the Costa Novel Award for The Hand That First Held Mine, and whose memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am, was published this autumn; Eowyn Ivey, whose The Snow Child was a Richard and Judy pick and international bestseller; Helen Walsh, Lesley Nneka Arimah and newcomer Guy Gunaratne.

Irenosen Okojie won a Betty Trask award and was shortlisted for an Edinburgh International First Book Award for her debut novel Butterfly Fish. Her short story collection Speak Gigantular was shortlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize, the Jhalak Prize, the Saboteur Awards and nominated for a Shirley Jackson Award.

Aki Schilz is the Director of The Literary Consultancy, the UK’s first editorial consultancy for writers. She is a judge for the Bridport Prize First Novel Award, is on the judging panel for the Creative Future Literary Awards for marginalised writers and co-curates the #LossLit project. She is also an award-winning writer and poet in her own right, including winning the Visual Verse Prize and Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction.

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