Friday, February 26, 2010

Shriver, Nicholls and Booth to speak at LBF

25.02.10 | Graeme Neill in The Bookseller

Lionel Shriver, David Nicholls and Hodder & Stoughton's Mark Booth are among the panelists at two seminars for aspiring authors and screenwriters at this year's London Book Fair.

The two sessions, dubbed masterclasses, will run on 17th April at the Earls Court Conference Centre in London. "How to Get Published" will take place from 11am to 1pm, chaired by former Bookseller news editor Danuta Kean. On the panel will be children's writer Meg Rosoff, Orange Prize-winner Lionel Shriver (pictured), Hodder publishing director Mark Booth, agent Carole Blake and self-publishing expert Siobhan Curham.

How to Write for Screen will be chaired by Julian Friedmann, of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency, and will run from 2.30pm to 5pm. Joining Friedmann will be One Day author David Nicholls, Paul Ashton, development producer at BBC Writersroom and Dr Craig Batty, author and senior lecturer in screenwriting at Bournemouth University.

Alistair Burtenshaw, group exhibition director of the London Book Fair, said: "Our Masterclass sessions have been such a fantastic success.

"This year, once again we are looking forward to giving all those interested in creative writing an opportunity to receive first-hand professional advice
from experts in their fields."

London Book Fair

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