Edge-Lit returns to bring genre writing to Derby

Edge-LitThe seventh annual Edge-Lit Festival is set to return to Derby on 14 July 2018 and bring a range of genre writing talent to the city.

Organised by QUAD the one-day event is set to bring around 300 readers, writers and fans of horror, science fiction, fantasy and crime writing together. This year’s four Guests of Honour will be enjoying a particular spotlight on the day and represent a range of genres and accolades between them.

Frances Hardinge is a Costa Book Award winning young adult and fantasy writer, with popular titles including Cuckoo Song and The Lie Tree, while Conn Iggulden is a number one bestselling historical fiction and non-fiction author whose latest title, Darien, marks an exciting first foray into fantasy fiction.

Paul Tremblay is one of the most significant new names in horror fiction, with titles including Disappearance at Devil’s Rock and A Head Full of Ghosts, now in development as a feature film helmed by Oz Perkins (Blackcoat’s Daughter, I am The Pretty Things That Lives in The House) and will be the first speaker attending the event from the US. The Guest of Honour line-up is completed by acclaimed dystopian fiction author Adrian J Walker, whose novels include The End of The World Running Club and The Last Dog on Earth.

Paul Tremblay said, “I’m deeply honored to be guest at Edge-Lit 7, which promises to be a wonderful event. I’ve never been to England before so I’m beyond excited and I am counting down the days!”

QUAD’s Literature Officer, Alex Davis, said: “Edge-Lit remains an annual highlight of our varied literature programme at QUAD, and continues to establish a reputation for great speakers and interesting and informative content throughout the day. I’m ecstatic with this year’s line-up, which I think represents our very best yet, and looking forward to welcoming so much great talent on the day!”

Edge-Lit 7 takes place at QUAD on Saturday 14 July and runs from 10am-late. Tickets for the event are £30 and includes access to all sessions on the day as well as an event goodie bag. For more information, or to book your ticket, visit https://www.derbyquad.co.uk/events/edge-lit-7.aspx or call QUAD Box Office on 01332 290606.

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