The Speakers

Here are this year's group of wonderful speakers

Mark Keegan


Mark graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama with an MA Writing for Stage and Broadcast Media.

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Liz Barnsley


Liz Barnsley has been an ardent book reviewer since 2013 when she set up her own website, Liz Loves Books, hoping to get the word out on all the great books she had enjoyed.

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Clare Quinlivan


Clare Quinlivan works as Editorial and Rights Manager at No Exit Press. She is responsible for acquiring new novels for No Exit's crime list (both commercial and literary) as well as selling international rights to foreign editors.

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Steve Bicknell


Steve Bicknell formed Maverick Children’s Books in 2009. Maverick specialise in working closely with their authors to develop ideas and texts into unique picture books.

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Morgen Bailey


Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey (“Morgen with an E”) is a freelance writer, editor, tutor, blogger, speaker, and competitions judge.

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