David Solomons, Zanib Mian, Sam Copeland and Louie Stowell will be with us for a conversation covering chickens, superheroes, dragons AND Omar's amazing imagination, all chaired by the brilliant Imogen Russell Williams.
David Solomons is the brilliant brain(in-a-jar) behind the SUPER-powered and bestselling My Brother is A Superhero series. He was born in Glasgow and now lives in Dorset with his wife, the novelist Natasha Solomons, and their son, Luke, and daughter, Lara. His latest book, My Cousin is a Time Traveller, is out in June.
Louie Stowell started her career writing carefully-researched books about space, Ancient Egypt, politics and science but eventually lapsed into just making stuff up. She likes writing about dragons, wizards, vampires, fairies, monsters and parallel worlds. She lives in London with her wife Karen, her dog Buffy, and a creepy puppet that is probably cursed. The Dragon in the Library is the first book in a fantastically exciting, imaginative and brilliantly funny new series.
Sam Copeland is the author of the much-hyped debut Charlie Changes into a Chicken. He is from Manchester and now lives in London with two smelly cats, three smelly children and one relatively clean-smelling wife. He is a literary agent and director at Rogers, Coleridge and White. He has worked in publishing for 15 years and was a bookseller for three years before that. His second book Charlie Turns into a T-Rex is out in August.
Zanib Mian's books have featured on BBC's CBeebies Bedtime Stories and The Guardian for their contribution to diversity in children's literature. She gave up her career as a science teacher to create change within children's publishing as felt that diverse characters from all minorities and backgrounds weren't being fully represented in books for young children. Planet Omar: Accidental Trouble Magnet is the first book in her brand new middle-grade series.
Adult tickets are £6 and child tickets are £4.