Tuesday, 26 April 2016

A Trio of Authors

Saturday 25th June.  11.00-12.30pm   
Trinity Church Centre, 15 Nether Street, N12 7NN.

Join us to meet three writers who have really impressed us with their work. Each will read from and talk about her work and then we will open up a panel discussion and will include questions from the audience.

Irenosen Okojie
We are delighted to welcome back Irenoson Okojie who first read for us from her debut novel Butterfly Fish at last year's finale. Irenosen is a writer and Arts Project Manager. She has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Apples & Snakes, The Southbank Centre and The Caine Prize. Her work has been featured in The Observer and The Guardian amongst other publications. Her short stories have been published internationally. She was presented at the London Short Story Festival by Ben Okri as a new dynamic writing talent to watch and was featured in the Evening Standard Magazine as one of London’s most exciting new authors. Her debut novel Butterfly Fish is published by Jacaranda Books and was selected as a WHSmith’s travel promotion. Her new short story collection Speak Gigantular will be published this year.

See more about Irenson here

Twitter: @IrenosenOkojie 

Catriona Ward
Catriona Ward was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and has a Masters from the University of East Anglia in Creative Writing. 

Her first novel, Rawblood, was published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson in September 2015, and has been shortlisted for the 62nd Author’s Club Best First Novel Award. Her second novel will be published by W&N in 2017. Catriona works for the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation and lives in London.

See more about Catriona here.

Twitter: @Catrionaward

Yvvette Edwards
Yvvette Edwards was born in Barnet, but grew up in Hackney and is of Montserratian-British origin. Her debut novel, A Cupboard Full of Coats, was nominated for a number of prestigious literary awards including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Writers' Guild Award and the Man Booker prize. Her second novel, The Mother, was published this year. She continues to live in East London with her family.

Read more about Yvvette here.
Twitter: @YvvetteEdwards

All three authors will be signing their books sold by Big Green Bookshop.

The event is free but please book. 

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Meet the Author: A.L.Bird at Church End Library.

Friday 24th June. 3.15-4.15pm  Church End Library, 24 Hendon Lane, London N3 1TR.

One of FLF's aims is to support and highlight local writers and so we are delighted to welcome A.L. Bird, who lives in Finchley, back to Finchley Literary Festival. She first appeared at our open mic event in 2013.

This year she will be talking about her writing and focusing on her latest novel, The Good Mother, released in April 2016, her major psychological thriller for Carina UK (HarperCollins), the fourth novel she’s written for the imprint.

Her debut novel, Yours is Mine, reached the coveted No. 1 spot in the Amazon Women’s Crime chart. 

Amy divides her time between writing and working as a lawyer.
She has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London, and is also an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course, which she studied under Richard Skinner. Amy is a member of the Crime Writers’ Association.

Join us to hear about Amy's work, with plenty of time for questions. No need to book - just turn up. Though you can let us know and

For more information see A.L. Bird.
Follow on Twitter @ALBirdwriter