The Big Town Read author for 2018 is Chris Cleave with his novel, Everyone Brave is Forgiven, a historical novel set in London and Malta during WWII. Based on the experiences of his grandparents, in particular the real-life love letters between them. This event has proved popular with audiences, particularly local book groups who enjoy the group discussion feel of the event and the ability to have a Q&A session with the author.
Great festival in Marlborough: small but perfectly formed"- author David Mitchell
An absolute feast of writing, tales and poetry"
As ever a fantastic programme.
clearly a very prestigious event with a great pedigree"- author Graeme Macrae Burnet