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Vertebrate Authors at Kendal Mountain Festival

Monday, 17 November 2014

Kendal Mountain Festival logoWe'll be at the Kendal Mountain Festival again this weekend, supporting our authors, meeting the public and - of course - selling books. You can find our stand in the marquee, just outside the Brewery Arts Centre. 

Author Events

There's a fantastic film and literature programme this year at Kendal and a number of our authors are taking part in events and presenting lectures.

Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature

Friday 21 November, 1:30 p.m., Malt Room - Brewery Arts Centre
Martin Boysen and Tony Smythe both have books shortlisted for this year's Boardman Tasker Prize and they will be appearing in conversation with host Ed Douglas as part of the event. Find out more and order tickets here.

John Porter

Friday 21 November, 7 p.m., Malt Room - Brewery Arts Centre
Fresh from picking up the Grand Prize and the Mountaineering History Award at the 2014 Banff Mountain Book Festival, John Porter will be presenting his book
One Day As A Tiger as part of the literature programme at this year's KMF. A terrific story, this is not to be missed. Find out more and order tickets here.

Martin Boysen

Saturday 22 November, 10:30 a.m., The Box
Boardman Tasker shortlisted author and legendary climber Martin Boysen will be thrilling audiences with stories from a life spent climbing with some of Britain's big names, on some of the world's most famous peaks. Find out more and order tickets here.

Steve McClure

Saturday 22 November, 6 p.m., Theatre - Brewery Arts Centre
Join 'strong' Steve as he presents his new autobiography Beyond Limits and gives the audience a guided tour through his climbing life. Find out more and order tickets here.

Jonathan Griffith

Sunday 23 November, 10 a.m., Screen 1 - Brewery Arts Centre
Jon is perhaps better known for his breathtaking alpine photography, but he's also a world class alpinist himself - how else could you get to take the shots he does? Here Jon presents photos and video of his alpine life. Find out more and order tickets here.

See the full Kendal programme here.

Book Signings

We have also arranged for a number of our authors to do book signings on our stand. Confirmed so far we have:

Friday 21 November

3 p.m.
John Porter (author of One Day As A Tiger)

Saturday 22 November

10 a.m.
Tony Smythe (author of My Father, Frank)

12:30 p.m.
Jon Griffith and Ueli Steck (Jon is author of Alpine Exposures)

2 p.m.
Martin Boysen (author of Hanging On)

4 p.m.
Steve McClure (author of Beyond Limits)

We're also hoping to have Andy Kirkpatrick and Nick Bullock on the stand at some point too. Call by the stand for more information. 

See you there! 

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