This festival has been exceptional successful is its ability to connect readers with the writer – and a session today with Michelle de Kretser, multi award winning author and dog lover (extra bonus points for that fact), demonstrated this point perfectly today. The audience were enthralled and mesmerised as Michelle discussed her love of books, reading the Just William series by Richmal Crompton as a child in Sri Lanka, her work as a travel writer and editor and the inspiration for her books. And then we had an opportunity discover a little more about the themes and characters in Michelle’s multi award winning Questions of Travel. The audience did not want the session to end!
PS Did I mention I had another opportunity to speak with the delightful Mr Robert Gott? Can the day get any better???