HoZ are pulling out all the stops for the 2014 Oxford Literary Festival, with three of our authors and our very own Chairman, Anthony Cheetham, taking the stage in March.
James Naughtie will be kicking off our presence at the festival. The BBC broadcaster and journalist will be talking about his debut novel The Madness of July at the Sheldonian Theatre at midday on Saturday 22 March. A sophisticated political thriller set during the Cold War, the novel draws on Naughtie's decades of experience as a political insider in Westminster and Washington.
On Friday 28 March at 6pm, broadcaster, writer and historian Nigel Jones will be at Christ Church College, talking about his new book Peace and War: Britain in 1914. The first in a major series exploring life in Britain at key points during the country's history, this highly illustrated book examines every facet of life during 1914: from soldiers to suffragettes, and even Britain's first nightclub.
The next day at 4pm, HoZ's own Chairman, Anthony Cheetham, will be taking the stage for a panel discussion with other members of the book trade to talk about the future of publishing. The event will be held at Corpus Christi College, presented by the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies at Oxford Brookes University.
Last but not least, our debut author Caroline Sandon will be at Christ Church College at midday on Sunday 30 March to talk to BBC journalist and presenter Gwenan Edwards about her novel, Burnt Norton. Burnt Norton tells the story of Norton house, where Sandon now lives, and the tragic events of 1741 which led Sir William Keyt to set fire to the house in a fit of madness.