We are delighted to announce our first Guests of Honour:

Liz Williams


Liz Williams published her first sf novel, The Ghost Sister, in 2001 and has published six stand alone novels and four series since, including the urban fantasy Detective Inspector Chen sequence and the very funny Diary of a Witchcraft Shop (volumes 1 and 2). Liz has been shortlisted for both the Clarke and the BSFA awards and has a PhD in History and Philosophy from Cambridge. She is Chair of the Milford UK SF Writers’ Workshop. Her forthcoming books include the already acclaimed Comet Weather (NewCon Press) and Miracles of Our Own Making: A History of Paganism (Reaktion Books).


Rivers Solomon
Photo credit: Wasi Daniju


Rivers Solomon writes about life in the margins, where they are much at home. Their debut novel, An Unkindness of Ghosts, was a finalist for a Hurston/Wright and Lambda award and appeared on the Stonewall Honor List. In addition to winning the Lambda award, their novella, The Deep, has been nominated for Nebula, Hugo, and Locus awards. Solomon’s next book Sorrowland is forthcoming 2021, about a young woman who begins to transform monstrously after escaping the isolated religious compound where she grew up.