Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is the author of the Whitbread-shortlisted Chocolat (made  into an Oscar-nominated film starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp)  and many other bestselling novels. Her hobbies are listed in Who’s Who as ‘mooching, lounging, strutting, strumming, priest-baiting and quiet subversion’.
She plays bass guitar in a band first formed when she was 16, is currently studying Old Norse, and lives with her husband and daughter in Yorkshire, about 15 miles from the place she was born.

Jon

I’m the Publicity Manager for Gollancz. If you’ve seen the movie Bridget Jones’ Diary, you’ll know a book publicity job involves answering the phone every three hours and never having a single book on your desk. In reality, I answer the phone a lot and my desk and shelves are groaning in books. I also don’t look anything like Renée Zellweger. When I am at my desk I’m trying to rustle up press coverage for authors in print and online and, when I’m occasionally let out, I can be found escorting authors on bookshop tours and to conventions. Three things make me very happy: Cake, beer and Wonder Woman. You can also follow me on Twitter: @jon_weir
  • Mairi

    Two words regarding the audio rights for this: Tom Hiddleston

    • AliciasImaginaryFriends

      I second this.