Cream of Cornish
Saturday 12th October, 10:00-11:00, Main Marquee
This year our four writers with strong ties to Cornwall could hardly vary more. Bestselling Sean Thomas, who also writes as Tom Knox, reads from the latest of his psychological thrillers written as S K Tremayne. Newlyn-based Mary J Oliver reads from her debut, Jim Neat, a traumatic memoir of Cornish pioneering. Distinguished literary theologian, Paul Fiddes, reads from his Murdochian whodunnit, A Unicorn Dies and Natasha Carthew, from All Rivers Run Free, her luminous tale of a woman’s punishing quest on Cornwall’s rough fringes. Your compere for the four readings will be novelist, Patrick Gale.
S K Tremayne is one of the two pseudonyms of journalist, Sean Thomas, who also writes archaeological and religious thrillers under the name of Tom Knox. Click here to read the Wikipedia entry on him.
Mary J Oliver is known in West Cornwall as an artist and innovative art teacher. Find out more about her and her debut publication,Jim Neat, a fictionalized memoir containing poetry, prose and photographs, at www.jimneat.com.
Paul Fiddes is a British Baptist theologian and novelist. He is Oxford University’s Professor of Systematic Theology. His book The Creative Suffering of God is considered to be one of the major contributions to theology in the last decades of the 20th century. He’s no stranger to St Endellion and has devised this year’s book festival Sunday service around the theme of love. Click here to read his Wikipedia entry.
Natasha Carthew is a Cornish writer who has written all her books outside, either in the fields and woodland that surround her home or in the cabin that she built from scrap wood. She has published poetry and young adult novels, including her recent Only the Ocean. All Rivers Run Free is her first novel for adults.