11 Apr Laura Barnett + Kathryn Williams
Laura Barnett is a born and bred South Londoner. Her debut novel, The Versions of Us, was published in May 2015 and spent ten weeks in The Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. To date, over 250,000 copies of the book have been sold. It was nominated for the 2016 BBIA Award for Debut Fiction, and won the Richard and Judy Spring 2016 Book Club. Laura has published widely as a freelance arts journalist, features writer and theatre critic.
Kathryn Williams is a Mercury-nominated singer-songwriter who has released 13 studio albums. Her 14th album, co-written with Laura Barnett (with whom she’ll appear at the Balham Literary Festival), is based on Barnett’s novel Greatest Hits. Her album Hypoxia was inspired by Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar.