Jasper Fforde

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Picture credit: Mari Fforde, source: http://jasperfforde.com

Jasper Fforde spent twenty years in the film business before debuting on the New York Time Bestseller list with ‘The Eyre Affair’ in 2001. Since then he has written another twelve novels. His next book, ‘Early Riser’, will be published in the UK and USA early in 2016.

Fforde’s writing is an eclectic mix of genres, which might be described as a joyful blend of Comedy-SF-thriller-Crime-Satire. He freely admits that he fascinated not just by books themselves, but by the way we read and what we read, and his reinvigoration of tired genres have won him many enthusiastic supporters across the world.

Amongst Fforde’s output are police procedurals featuring nursery rhyme characters; a series for Young Adults about Magic and Dragons set in a shabby world of failing magical powers, and ‘Shades of Grey’ a post-apocalyptic dystopia set three world orders into the future, where social hierarchy is based on the colours you can see. His next book, ‘Early Riser’, will be published in the UK and USA early in 2016.

Fforde failed his Welsh Nationality Test by erroneously identifying Gavin Henson as a TV chef, but continues to live and work in his adopted nation despite this setback. He has a Welsh wife, two welsh daughters and a welsh dog, who is mad (but not because he’s Welsh). [Source: http://jasperfforde.com]

Read more on Jasper Fforde’s website.

Program items for the weekend:

Friday
16.00 On Writing

Saturday
10.00 Opening Ceremonies
11.00 Jasper Fforde: The Writer’s Journey
13.00 From Writer to Author
15.00 Kaffeeklatch
16.00 Signing

Sunday
12.00 Guest of Honor interview
15.00 Moomins and Writing
17.00 Ending Ceremonies