Meet the 2017 Authors Tom Callaghan




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

Kathy Reichs, given that we’re both thriller writers

Which book has inspired you the most?

Whichever one I’m reading at the moment.

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

Try to steal ten more minutes.

What is your life’s motto?

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. (Beckett)

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

So many! Reaching Machu Picchu in Peru. Crossing the Namib desert looking for black rhino. Paddling down the Amazon in a dugout canoe. Visiting Petra. Going over the mountains between Bishkek and Osh in Kyrgyzstan…