Team & Sponsors

Board of Trustees

Co-Chair: Sally O’Connor

Co-Chair: Henry Raby

Treasurer: Jeff Todd

Secretary: Dr Angela Ranson

Trustee: Chloe Hanks

Trustee: Professor Abi Curtis

Festival Team

Festival Director: Dr Rob O’Connor

Assistant Festival Director: Shelby Gibbs

Student Programming Support: Sara Young and Kerry Holmes

Explore York programme: Wendy Kent and Lyndsay Glover

St Peter’s School programme: Ben Fuller

The Mount School programme and Creative Writing Competition: Lisa Obi

Brochure Design: Craig Walton

Website support: Craig Walton

Our thanks go to the following organisations and individuals for their help and support:
Fox Lane Books: Kirstie Lount
Little Apple Bookshop: Philippa Morris and Tim Curtis

Criminally Good Books: Isla Coole
St Peter’s School: Jeremy Walker, Duncan Gillies, Ali Fuller, Sara Burns, James Blane, Cindy Bushell, Olivia Conroy, Darren Adamson, Stuart Wall, & all in the ICT, catering, estates, office and housekeeping teams.
York St John University: Jessica Baxter
York Theatre Royal: Vicky Biles and the Team

Grand Opera House York: Laura McMillan and Grace Gama

Our thanks go to all the agents, publishers, contributors and artists who have supported this year’s festival. A special thanks go to our wonderful team of volunteers who share their time in order to make this happen. Thanks also to everyone attending an event. 

You are why we do this!

Our Sponsors

The Festival’s sponsors and partners for its 2024 festival are as follows:

Main Sponsor