Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon brings myths and magic to Young City Reads with her new book The Sleeping Army

The Argus: Francesca Simon. Photo by Francesco Guidicini

5:00am Friday 28th February 2014

As the second Young City Reads launches, Horrid Henry creator Francesca Simon talks exclusively to Duncan Hall about the inspiration behind The Sleeping Army

Simon Garfield

The Argus: Brighton Festival 2013

10:00am Sunday 26th May 2013

Humans have been making maps since cave dwellers scratched on stones 14,000 years ago.

New Writing South: In Conversation With Tracey Thorn

The Argus: Tracey Thorn, photo by Edward Bishop

10:00am Wednesday 13th February 2013

It has been more than 12 years since Tracey Thorn sang live onstage at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Daydreams And Diaries: The Story Of Jacqueline Wilson

8:30am Saturday 24th November 2012

It’s no wonder Jacqueline Wilson is such a prolific writer – the former Children’s Laureate speaks at a hundred miles an hour.

Wordsmith Festival: John Cooper Clarke

The Argus: John Cooper Clarke. Photo by Gerald Jenkins

9:00am Thursday 1st November 2012

Two years ago the Bard Of Salford was rifling through his bag of papers onstage downstairs at Komedia.

Jon Ronson

10:00am Saturday 6th October 2012

Jon Ronson’s latest collection, Lost At Sea, is a best-of selection from his past 12 years writing for The Guardian and GQ.

Small Wonder – Creative Writing Workshop: Songs And Lyrics

The Argus: Ben Watt. Photo by Crispin De Sousa

6:30pm Friday 28th September 2012

“The shortest of short story-writing” is how Ben Watt describes the process of songwriting, as he prepares to return to the Small Wonder Festival.


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