To end this special day of events York Literature Festival and York St John University welcome Claire North and M. R. Carey.
Claire North is a pseudonym for Catherine Webb, a Carnegie Medal-nominated author whose debut novel was written when she was just fourteen years old. She has fast established herself as one of the most powerful and imaginative voices in modern fiction. Her first book published under the Claire North pen name was The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, which became a word-of-mouth bestseller and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award. Her latest novel 84K received widespread critical acclaim and was described by bestselling author Emily St. John Mandel as ‘an eerily plausible dystopian masterpiece’.
M. R. Carey has been making up stories for most of his life. His novel The Girl With All the Gifts has sold over a million copies and became a major motion picture, based on his own BAFTA Award-nominated screenplay. Under the name Mike Carey he has written for both DC and Marvel, including critically acclaimed runs on Lucifer, Hellblazer and X-Men. Both authors will be in conversation about their work and the theme of speculative worlds with Rob O’Connor from the York Literature Festival.