Welcoming Sophie Hannah to the top of the Wild Words Festival bill! Sophie is a Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling writer of crime fiction. Her books have sold millions of copies worldwide.
Since 2014, with the blessing of Agatha Christie’s family, Sophie has published four new bestselling Poirot novels. In 2013, Sophie’s novel The Carrier won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. She is also the founder of the Dream Author Coaching programme for writers.
When we were looking for an onsite bookseller, we knew we had a few key requirements. They should be inclusive, ethical, and have impeccable taste. With that in mind we are thrilled to welcome All Good Bookshop as our Official Bookseller at Wild Words Festival 2022. When we visited the shop, we saw one of their booksellers on the phone as they tracked down a hard-to-find-book, and got it shipped to the happy recipient. The team has a personal shopper service, curates great events, and is run by all-round-good-folks.
All Good Bookshop takes orders on their website, and via twitter. They’ll order in books from anywhere in the world, and they’ll send them out – or they can bring them along to the festival for you, if you tell them we sent you!
The bookshop is a co-op and is run to benefit the community and its partners. You can even own a share of it here, and get a 10% discount on books for life. Nice!
Today, the Wild Words Festival team met at Colesdale Farm, just outside Potter’s Bar, to start imagining how the site will come together. This beautiful grassland is great for wild-style camping, and it feels like you’re in the middle of nowhere: you would hardly believe you can get here with an Oyster Card!
We’ve also started reacking out to potential stars of our show. If you have a new book coming out in spring/summer 2022, or you’re a poet or performer who thinks you’d fit our inspiting, insightful, and inclusive bill, please let us know!