Victoria Hislop

One of our most popular novelists speak about her work

Victoria Hislop’s first novel The Island sold millions of copies worldwide.  After several other best-selling books she recently published a sequel, One August Night.  It is now 1957, and on the island of Spinalonga a moment of violence has devastating consequences.  Time stops dead for Maria Petrakis and her sister Anna, and two families splinter apart.  In the aftermath, the question of how to resume life looms large.  One August Night reunites readers with some of the best-loved characters in recent fiction. Victoria will be in conversation with Claire Armitstead, who is Associate Editor for Culture at the Guardian.

“Hislop’s love for Greece shines through in this wonderfully descriptive and compelling tale.

Sunday Express

Victoria Hislop

Victoria started her career working in publishing, PR and as a journalist. In 2005, she published her first novel The Island, which sold millions of copies worldwide and was adapted into a Greek television series, one of the most expensive television productions in Greece. Her books have been translated into more than 30 languages.

Claire Armitstead

Claire Armitstead is Associate Editor of Culture for the Guardian. She presents the weekly Guardian books podcast and is a regular commentator on radio, and at live events across the UK and internationally.