Author events to mark World Book Night

12 April 2017

World Book Night will be marked with two local author events and a book swap at Norwich’s flagship Millennium library later this month.

Isabelle King, author of the Norfolk Story Book, will host Books Talk Back which promises to be a fun, interactive event also featuring guest author Alexander Gordon Smith.

Gordon, author of The Fury, Escape from Furnace and The Devil’s Engine, will share insights and ideas on writing for young adults and answer questions from the audience.

This session is perfect for all readers and particularly for anybody interested in writing fiction for young adults and gain tips and insight about the publishing industry.

The event is on Thursday 20 April from 7-8pm and tickets are £2. 

Bestselling local author Cressida Mclaughlin and her editor Kate Bradley will host the second event, Publishing From Both Sides, at the Millennium library on Tuesday 25 April.

Cressida is a heart-warming and chart-topping author with a fascinating style – her books are published in instalments as eBooks in advance of a final print copy. Kate, her editor, will be discussing the difference between this unusual technique and the standard style of publishing at the event.

Cressida and Kate will be giving an insight into the publishing world, as well as imparting some words of wisdom and advice for those wishing to either write for a living or start a career in publishing. 

Tickets are also £2.

In the spirit of World Book Night, audience members are asked to bring along a book to swap with other audience members.

Head of Norfolk County Council’s Library Service, Jan Holden, said: “Literary enthusiasts and aspiring writers are welcome to come along and find out some top tips from the experts, ask questions and hear more about the writers’ journeys to becoming published authors. Everyone is welcome.”

To book a place at either event please pop into the Millennium Library, call 01603 774703 or email

Library users can borrow and return items to any of Norfolk’s 47 libraries and 8 mobile libraries.

Cressida and Isabelle are available for press interviews.

World Book Night is held every year on William Shakespeare’s birthday, April 23, which this year falls on a Sunday.

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