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???
He he. I heard you met Robert Gott and had a fangirl moment. 🙂
Twice- no three times already! He is very personable Lily – just as I imagined he would be. Isn’ that great news? Talented writer and lovely person too.
Lucky!!! So happy for you that the event has gone so well, Carol!
Margot – I had a great time – so many great events hard to choose one as the best- but Robert Gott and I – mates now 🙂
I’ve seen some of your tweets during this festival and it does seem as though you are having a fabulous time. And yes, always extra points awarded to a dog lover 🙂
Michelle de Kretser has a dog in all her books apparently 🙂 Bonus points! Dog lovers are great people aren’t they Rebecca? A great experience – I want to go to more.