Gwyl Lyfrau Aberaeron Book Festival 2022

Some highlights from Saturday 22nd October 2022

Caryl Lewis presents the 2022 Aberaeron Book of the Year to Manon Steffan Ros for her novel The Blue Book of Nebo
Manon Steffan Ros giving the keynote speech
A captivated audience enjoying Manon’s bilingual speech
Caryl Lewis being interviewed by Karen, discussing a wide range of topics – writing in English and Welsh, writing for children and adults, the difference between writing novels and screenplays. A really fascinating conversation with one of Wales’ most talented writers.
Writing for children. Lucy Hope and Sarah Todd-Taylor being interviewed by Niki about their new middle grade fiction, Wren and Alice Eclair, Spy Extraordinaire.
Louise Mumford discussing all things thrilling and suspense with Niki. It was fascinating to hear the inspiration behind Louise’s novels Sleepless and The Safe House, both gripping psychological thrillers.
Local author Val Jones and her giant copy of Bear: A Story of Autism and Difference. A beautiful book to help children understand autism, with illustrations by Leanne Coelho.
Interviews and book signing is thirsty work!
Our small but fabulous committee – Dilys, Niki, Karen, Ellie and Lynzie. It’s hard work but so worthwhile to see everyone having such a good time.
A spot of book buying therapy for Councillor Elizabeth Evans after she’d opened the festival for us.

Sunday 23rd October

Dominic Williams and Punks in Print
Mari Ellis Dunning reading from her brilliant collection Pearl & Bone

Some tea and poetry to start Sunday morning – a more leisurely pace than Saturday! And not forgetting Karen’s sparkly boots to wake everyone up!

Mel Perry, very focused on a Sunday morning
Book launch Sunday – Karen, in her Cowry Publishing guise, introduces the latest novel from EMJ Foster – A Painful Legacy
Ellie reading from her 3rd novel

Josie Smith reading from her forthcoming debut novel Tamboura to be published in January 2023. This will follow on from the success of her memoirs The Diary of a Shielding Yogini.

A panel of authors published by Honno, discussing feminism and literature. From left to right Lynzie Fitzpatrick chairs the panel of Carol Lovekin, Eluned Gramich and Judith Barrow
Judith Barrow reads from The Memory
Eluned Gramich reads from her debut novel Windstill

And to wrap things up Karen sang a few songs – just can’t keep that girl off the stage!

A really great and successful Gwyl Lyfrau Aberaeron Book Festival 2022 and we’re already looking forward to next year…. Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd October, Aberaeron Memorial Hall

Photo credits – Niki Brewer & Dominic Williams

Apologies to anyone who didn’t get their photo taken and isn’t featured here.
Kathy Miles
Patrick Dobbs
Jane Campbell
Jacqueline Jeynes
Jacqui Burns
Will Macmillan-Jones

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