from 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Chair: Holly Furneaux
Joanne Harris was born in Barnsley in 1964, of a French mother and an English father. She attended Wakefield Girls’ High School and Barnsley Sixth Form College before going on to St Catharine’s College, Cambridge to study modern and medieval languages.
For fifteen years she taught modern languages at Leeds Grammar School before finally giving up teaching in 2000 to write full time. She is the author of eleven novels, including the bestselling Blackberry Wine, Five Quarters of an Orange and Coastliners, a book of short stories, Jigs and Reels, and two cookbooks, The French Kitchen and The French Market, co-written with Fran Warde. -was shortlisted for the Whitbread Best Novel Award in 1999 and was made into an Oscar nominated film in 2001.
Her latest novel, Blueeyedboy was published earlier this year and was described by The Times as "brilliantly atmospheric and at times heartbreaking" and by the Daily Express as "an ingenious, gripping read."
Her hobbies are listed in Who's Who as "mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion of the system." She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16 and is currently studying Old Norse.
Holly Furneaux is a Lecturer in Victorian Literature at the University of Leicester and author of the critically acclaimed Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities.
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Followed by a book signing.