Those of you who either write or enjoy the noble art of biography might be interested in coming along to this panel discussion. It features some very high profile authors and publishers, and me. Having been stuck indoors editing, proofing and designing over the last few months, it’s very exciting to have an outing. I must remember to brush my hair.
Panel debate: New publishing technology and what it means for biographers – death knell or renaissance?
Monday 22 October, 6.30pm.
The Biographers’ Club brings together expert publishers and authors to debate the impact of digital technology on the world of non-fiction. With:
- Michael Bhaskar, Digital Publishing Director at Profile Books, and a leading industry expert on digital issues.
- Helen Fry, author of some 20 books, particularly specialising in histories of the Second World War, and also of Writing an E-Book: A Concise Guide for Authors and Writers.
- Jamie Hodder-Williams, Managing Director, Hodder & Stoughton.
- Thomas Penn, Penguin Editorial Director and author of the acclaimed Winter King, shortlisted for the HW Fisher Best First Biography Prize.
- Catherine Pope, founder of specialist publishing company Victorian Secrets.
Moderator: David Waller, whose latest biography The Perfect Man (a life of Eugen Sandow, the Victorian strongman) is (in the spirit of full disclosure) published by Victorian Secrets.
Venue: The George, 213 Strand, London WC2R 1AP.
Tickets £15 (an open event). Please send cheques (made out to the Biographers’ Club) to Jane Mays, 21 Marsden Street, London NW5 3HE