Lucy Cavendish Prize Festival

Jan 13, 2019

PFD are delighted to announce a writer’s festival in conjunction with the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize. held on Saturday 19th January, this is an excellent opportunity to enter the writing and publishing worlds, hear from and talk to the experts, and learn how to debut your bestseller. Nelle Andrew, an agent and judge on the prize and Laura McNeil (a fellow agent), will be there among the writers and editors giving helpful advice and experience to would-be authors.


•  Talks, workshops and panel discussions

•  One-to-one mentoring with experts

•  Book signings and networking drinks

•  Lunch and an optional dinner, in the tradition of a Cambridge College Formal Hall


  • Sophie Hannah, internationally bestselling novelist
  • Lesley Sanderson (The Orchid Girls)
  • Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott (Swan Song)
  • Frances Maynard (The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr)
  • Laura Marshall (Friend Request and Three Little Lies)
  • Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton, coming soon)
  • Nelle Andrew and Laura McNeill, literary agents at Peters Fraser and Dunlop
  • Sarah Savitt, Deputy Publisher at Virago
  • Lucy Malagoni, Publishing Director for Sphere at Little, Brown UK
  • Katy Loftus, Editorial Director at Viking UK
  • Gillian Stern, editor and ghost-writer
  • Jackie Ashley, journalist and broadcaster
  • Allison Pearson, bestselling novelist and chair of the Fiction Prize judges

Pre-booking is required, and student tickets are discounted