A LITERARY FESTIVAL:
adventures in readingBuilding on our experience of running two Indie Author Fairs, Triskele Books imagined our ideal Lit Fest. One word sums it up:
Author panels to draw in readers eager to explore the world of books
Indie authors and trade-published authors on an equal footing on the same platform
BAME authors invited to talk about their books, not about diversity
Authors paid a decent fee for their appearance
So this year, alongside the trademark pop-up bookshop of our Indie Author Fairs, we will be staging a series of author panels, each focused on a genre popular with readers. The panels will bring together authors to discuss why they work in their chosen genre - what they love about it, what its challenges are, and their own favourite authors.
Our Preserving the Unicorn panel will explore how editors and authors work together when the text, at first sight, defies conventional wisdom about how a narrative ‘should’ be put together. Ground-breaking novels, by their nature, break the rules. How does an editor work to hone such a text, without destroying the unique magic the author has created?