Edge-Lit 7 - 14 July


Automaton in disguise
Apr 28, 2013
East Yorkshire
Edge-Lit is a one day convention for genre fans. It happens 14th July, in Derby, UK.
Guests of Honour this year:

Frances Hardinge, Costa Book Award winning author of The Lie Tree and Cuckoo Song

CF (Conn) Iggulden, author of Darien and bestselling historical author

Paul Tremblay, acclaimed author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock

Adrian J Walker, bestelling author of The End of the World Running Club and The Last Dog on Earth

Panels and Workshops with:

RJ Barker, author of Age of Assassins

Heather Child, author of Everything About You

Julie Crisp, leading literary agent and editorial consultant

Fran Dorricott, author of After The Eclipse

Rod Duncan, Philip K Dick award nominated author of The Gas-Lit Empire novels

James Everington, author of The Quarantinted City and Paupers' Graves

Zoe Gilbert, Costa Short Story Award winner and author of Folk

Lee Harrison, author of The Bastard Wonderland

Jo Jakeman, author of thriller Sticks and Stones

Paul Kane, horror and dystopian author

Vic James, author of The Gilded Cage and Tarnished City

Mark A Latham, writer of The Apollonian Case Files and Sherlock Holmes: A Betrayal in Blood

Marie O'Regan, acclaimed horror author and editor

Laura Purcell, bestselling author of The Silent Companions

Penny Reeve, Publicity Manager at Angry Robot

Andy Remic, fantasy and science-fiction author

Anna Smith-Spark, writer of The Court of Broken Knives

Anna Stephens, author of the Godblind trilogy

Gav Thorpe, New York Times bestselling fantasy and science-fiction author and 2017 Legend Award Winner

GX Todd, author of Defender and Hunted

Roz Watkins, acclaimed crime author of The Devil's Dice

Jen Williams, author of The Copper Cat trilogy and The Ninth Rain

Micah Yongo, writer of Lost Gods

The day finishes with The Gemmell Awards.

The last two years, tickets have sold out on the day. Don't leave it till the last minute. If you fancy a workshop with an agent, or problem solving your plot with an author you won't find better for less.

I'll be running Edge-Lit's first Welcome Event on the day so if you're there, come say hi.


Well-Known Member
Sep 13, 2011
Have a wonderful time. I've always heard good reports from Edge-Lit. Unfortunately, I'm unable to attend. Maybe next year.

Some great authors listed, too. Anna Smith-Spark, and Jen Williams, in particular, really hold the attention when they speak. You'll be great running the Welcome Event.

Stephen Palmer

author of novels
Dec 22, 2009
I can't go this year, it's the first day of my summer holiday and I have family things to do. (I think the same thing happened last year, alas.)