[DWJ] Ursula Jones and Garth Nix

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Mon Sep 22 03:26:17 EDT 2014


How interesting! (Looks up trains to Cheltenham)

I heard Garth Nix read from Clariel at WFC last year. One of the highlights.

Eleanor

> On 21 Sep 2014, at 19:08, Kylie Ding <kylie_ding at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I have just discovered that Ursula Jones is appearing with Garth Nix at the
> Cheltenham Festival in the UK:
> 
> 
> 
> "Calling all fantasy fans! Bestselling writer Garth Nix is over from
> Australia to talk about his long-awaited prequel to the Old Kingdom series
> Clariel which goes back 600 years before the birth of Sabriel. He joins
> Ursula Jones who completed her sister Diana Wynne Jones' final book Islands
> of Chaldea, for a fascinating discussion on beginnings and endings and what
> makes a classic fantasy."
> 
> 
> 
> I've heard Ursula speak a couple of times now, and she is well worth seeing.
> Her talk at the recent conference was an absolute highlight - full of
> interesting anecdotes about growing up with Diana.  She also speaks so
> beautifully I'd pay to hear her read the telephone directory!
> 
> 
> 
> I don't think I've ever heard Garth Nix speak, but I've asked him to sign
> books of mine and he's very approachable.  Parts of Lirael really reminded
> me of DWJ's writing.
> 
> 
> 
> http://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/literature/whats-on/2014/garth-nix-and-ur
> sula-jones/
> 
> 
> 
> Kylie
> 
> (still planning on writing up the convention)
> 
> (really)
> 
> 
> 
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