Join our panel of industry experts as they chat about the ins and outs of the publishing industry.
The Writer: Laura Lam
Originally from sunny California, Laura Lam now lives in cloudy Scotland. Her next novel is the feminist space opera, Seven Devils, co-written with Elizabeth May. Lam is also the author of BBC Radio 2 Book Club section False Hearts, the companion novel Shattered Minds, as well as the award-winning Micah Grey series Pantomime, Shadowplay, and Masquerade. Her short fiction and essays have also appeared in anthologies such as Nasty Women, Solaris Rising 3, Cranky Ladies of History, and more. She lectures part-time at Edinburgh Napier University on the Creative Writing MA.
The Agent: Juliet Mushens
Juliet Mushens started her publishing career in 2008 at HarperCollins. She became an agent at PFD in 2011, and moved to The Agency Group in 2012 where she was head of their UK literary department. She has been shortlisted for Literary Agent of the Year four times. She represents a bestselling and critically acclaimed list, including million-copy no. 1 bestseller Jessie Burton (THE MINIATURIST and THE MUSE), NY Times bestseller Taran Matharu (THE SUMMONER series), Pointless presenter Richard Osman, and Sunday Times bestsellers Ali Land, Claire Douglas, Debbie Howells, Stacey Halls and James Oswald. On the non-fiction side she represents Very British Problems (@soverybritish). Her guide to YA creative writing was published by Hodder in 2015. You can find her on twitter as @mushenska
The Editor: Noel Chidwick
Noel Chidwick is co-founder, Editor-in-chief and Editor of Shoreline of Infinity Science Fiction Magazine and other science fictional happenings. He’s been reading science fiction since the early 70s and has found no reason to stop.
Running time: 90 minutes
Tickets: £5 (no concession)