As part of And That’s Another Story, Clapham Writers curate this rich programme of author talks and panel discussions, including a Local Authors meet and greet from 6:30 – 7:30pm.

Death in The Afternoon

Sat 6 May, 2pm-3pm
£10 | £8 concessions

How do you like your crime? Domestic? Noir? Tough or cosy? Bloody?

Come and hear Clapham Writers’ top crime and thriller writers discuss their work and their approach to a perennially fascinating subject. Natasha Cooper, former chair of the Crime Writers’ Association, leads a lively debate between three writers: Sabine Durrant, whose latest book, Lie With Me, is a Richard & Judy pick, J.P Delaney, writer of The Girl Before, which has been optioned for a major film, and Anne Marie Neary, whose novel Siren is praised as a ‘brave and searing’ debut.


The Past is Another Country

Sat 6 May, 3.30pm-4.30pm
£10 | £8 concessions

Whether fiction or non-fiction, history is enjoying a boom in books.

Three hugely successful writers discuss their attitude to fact, to fiction and the part imagination plays in reconstructing the past. The discussion will be chaired by local author Julie Anderson.  Andserson will be joined by local author, the Bafta-winning documentary maker and WWII specialist Simon Berthon, dubbed by the Telegraph as a ‘formidable Second World War historian’, Tudor novelist Elizabeth Fremantle, writer of Girl in a Glass Tower, a Times Book of the Year, and Robin Blake, whose Cragg & Fidelis series is a brilliant recreation of eighteenth-century life and death.


Spies Under the Bed

Sat 6 May, 5-6pm
£10 | £8 concessions

My country right or wrong, it’s said… but did Mata Hari or Guy Burgess really think that?

From ancient Rome to today’s HUMINT by drone, it’s always been a thrilling and deadly business. Our three bestselling writers debate the facts and fiction of spies, led by local author Elizabeth Buchan (who has two wartime novels to her name). Joining her will be Andrew Lownie, prizewinning biographer of Guy Burgess, Stalin’s Englishman, writer and TV director Rick Stroud, whose His Lonely Courage tells the gripping story of SOE heroines, and author and journalist Jane Thynne, whose bestselling Clara Vine novels are set in Nazi Germany.


An Evening with Kate Adie

Sat 6 May, 7.30-8.30pm
£10 | £8 concessions

A rare chance to hear BBC journalist Kate Adie talking to Bafta-winning documentary maker Simon Berthon.
Kate is a familiar figure through her work as BBC Chief News Correspondent. She is considered to be among the most reliable reporters, as well as one of the first British women, sending despatches from danger zones around the world. Kate is also the long-serving presenter of Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and a presenter or contributor to many other radio and television programmes.
As a television news correspondent, amongst many others, Kate’s memorable assignments include both Gulf Wars, four years of war in the Balkans, the final NATO intervention in Kosovo and elections in 2000; the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster at Zeebrugge, and the massacre at Dunblane, She also covered the Rwandan Genocide and the British military intervention in the Sierra Leone Civil War.