We’re absolutely delighted to be welcoming Sarah Govett, Alwyn Hamilton and Katherine Webber to Octavo’s on Saturday January 28th at 6pm. We’ll be discussing their writing journeys as well as the badass ladies they write about.
Tickets are £3 and places are limited so book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment!
Sarah Govett read law at Trinity College, Oxford. After qualifying as a solicitor, she set up her own tutoring agency, Govett Tutors, which specialises in helping children from all backgrounds. She has also written for children’s television.
Her first novel The Territory was published in May 2015 with book two in the series, The Territory: Escape published in October 2016.
Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her early years bouncing between Europe and Canada until her parents settled in France. She left France for Cambridge University to study History of Art at King’s College. On graduating she worked in a bookshop in France, where she rediscovered YA. She then moved to London where she now lives and put her degree to use working for an auction house.
Her debut novel Rebel of the Sands was recently longlisted for the Carnegie Medal. Traitor to the Throne, the second book in the series is coming out on February 2nd 2017.
Katherine Webber was born in San Diego, California in 1987. She has lived and worked in Hong Kong, Hawaii, and Atlanta. She currently lives London with her husband, Kevin.
She loves an adventure, whether it is found in a book or in real life. She has climbed the Great Wall of China, ridden camels in the Sahara Desert, camped in the Serengeti, visited sacred temples in Bhutan, trekked to Machu Picchu, and eaten her way through Italy.
Katherine is Book Trust programme coordinator and some of you may know her as one of the forces behind the scenes of YALC.
Her debut Wing Jones will be published on January 5th 2017.