Bestselling crime writer, Val McDermid, will open the Salisbury Literary Festival here in the Cathedral on Wednesday, 17 October. McDermid is one of the UK’s most popular and best-loved writers, with a string of number one bestsellers from her four main series. Her latest novel, Insidious Intent, is shortlisted for this year’s Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year. Her next novel, Broken Ground, will be published in August.
Bestselling author Matt Haig will speak in Salisbury Cathedral on Saturday 20 October. Haig’s many books include the novels The Humans and How To Stop Time and his memoir Reasons To Stay Alive. His latest book is Notes on a Nervous Planet, which focuses on coping with stress and anxiety.
On Sunday 21 October, the Cathedral will host one of the UK’s leading novelists, Jonathan Coe. Coe is the author of acclaimed bestsellers such as What A Carve Up! and The House of Sleep. His forthcoming new novel, Middle England, completes a trilogy of novels about Britain that began with The Rotters’ Club.
Tickets are available from salisburyliteraryfestival.co.uk/events and at Sarum College Bookshop.