Meet the 2017 Authors Tanya Landman


Who are you most looking forward to seeing at the 2017 Festival?

Nadiya Hussain. She is just FABULOUS.

Which book has inspired you the most?

Hard to pick just one. But probably Stig of the Dump by Clive King.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

Groan. Moan. Shut my eyes and try to get back to sleep.

What is your life’s motto?

Be kind.

Our theme for the 2017 Festival is Journeys. Can you tell us which journeys in your life have been most memorable? 

It’s very small, very local – but the first time I sailed from my home town (Bideford, Devon) down the river and across the sea to Lundy (an island twelve miles off the coast) it blew me away.