Who's Who

Hear from the best historical fiction authors, agents and publishers in the business!

This page will be updated as more guests and speakers are confirmed.

Click any name to find out more about that person.

Keynote Speakers

Julie CohenAuthor
Julie Cohen
(Image credit Stewart Smith Photography)

Emma Darwin
Author Emma Darwin (photo credit P Masclet)

Author Graeme Macrae Burnet (photo credit Willie Urquhart)

Speakers, panellists and workshop leaders

Finola AustinAuthor and Facebook adviser Finola Austin

Liz Harris

Author Liz Harris



Anna BelfrageAuthor Anna Belfrage


Andy Charman



Orna Ross
Author Orna Ross

Conference committee Karen Warren



Aidan Morrissey

Author and conference lead Aidan Morrissey

Val Scully

Author Val Scully

Author and website designer Pauline Wiles

Agents, editors and publishing professionals

Charlotte Ledger

Charlotte Ledger
(Harper Collins)

Justin Nash
Justin Nash

Jonathan White

Jonathan White
Sales and Marketing Manager (Troubador)

Rosie Lowe

Rosie Lowe
Assistant Production Manager (Troubador)

Kate Nash

Kate Nash
Agent (Kate Nash Literary Agency)


Craig Lye


Chelsea Taylor

Chelsea Taylor
Head of Production (Troubador)

Historical Novel Society Chairman