Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce that our keynote speaker this year will be Dr Paula Byrne.

Dr Paula Byrne is the author of six works of non-fiction, most recently The Genius of Jane Austen: Her Love of Theatre and Why she is a Hit in Hollywood (2017). She is founder and Chief Executive of ReLit, the charity for literature and mental health. In 2016 she was invited to become a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and she has previously been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Warwick. Paula has also edited a Routledge Literary Sourcebookon Jane Austen’s Emma and is a regular reviewer for the Saturday Times. Her debut novel, Look to your Wife, was published in April 2018.