Run to the Western Shore

with Tim Pears

Date:  Saturday 8th June 2024

Venue:  Montgomery Town Hall

Time:  10.00-10.45am

Tickets:  £9.00

We’re delighted to welcome to Monty Lit Fest award-winning novelist, Tim Pears, known for his beautifully crafted prose that often evokes a remarkable sense of place and time.

Nor is Tim a stranger to Wales and the Borders. His latest book, Run to the Western Shore, takes us to Britain in AD 72, where a young Roman slave and the hostaged daughter of a Celtic tribal leader’s daughter flee across the country to the western shore.

Hear from Tim as he tells us about his writing life and why he has chosen to return to Wales to tell a story that immerses us in lost landscapes, ancestries under threat and love at a time of conflict and change.

Tim Pears is a prize-winning and critically acclaimed writer. His debut novel, In Place of Fallen Leaves was awarded the Hawthornden Prize and the Ruth Hadden Memorial Award. His second novel, In a Land of Plenty, was made into a ten-part drama series for the BBC. Other novels include A Revolution of the Sun, Wake Up, Blenheim Orchard, Landed and Disputed Land, his West Country Trilogy, set before, during and after the First World War, and 2023’s Run to the Western Shore.  He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and lives in Oxford.