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Vertebrate Publishing authors at the Kendal Mountain Festival

Thursday, 15th November 2018 to Sunday, 18th November 2018

Kendal Mountain Festival logoWe'll be at the Kendal Mountain Festival again this year, supporting our authors, attending talks and selling our wares. You'll find the Vertebrate bookshop within the courtyard in 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

Malt Room – Brewery Arts Centre, Friday 16 November, 1 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.

Nick Bullock, Doug Scott, John Beatty and Ed Douglas all have books shortlisted for this year's Boardman Tasker Award and they will be appearing in conversation with Stephen Venables as part of the event. Find out more here

Nadir Khan: Extreme Scotland – Book launch 

Malt Room – Brewery Arts Centre, Friday 16 November 7 p.m. – 8.30 p.m. 

Award-winning adventure-sports photographer Nadir Khan will be taking us on a jaw-dropping tour through Scotland’s epic mountain landscape, showcasing his work with some of the best adventure athletes in the world – including Ines Papert and James Pearson. Find out more here.  

Nick Bullock: Tides 

Malt Room – Brewery Arts Centre, Saturday 17 November 7.30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

Now retired from the strain of work as a prison officer, Nick is free to climb. A lot. Come along to hear about Nick and his partners as they push the limits on some of the world’s most serious routes. Find out more here

Mick Fowler – No Easy Way – Book launch 

Theatre – Brewery Arts Centre, Sunday 18 November 2.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

Award-winning author and climber Mick Fowler will be recounting a series of expeditions to the far-flung corners of the greater ranges in order to attempt remote mountains most Westerners will never have seen, let alone climbed. Find out more here

Waymaking – Book launch 

Malt Room – Brewery Arts Centre, Sunday 18 November 2.30 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

KFM is hosting the official UK launch for Waymaking, our anthology of women's adventure. A number of the contributors will be sharing their experiences of outdoor adventure and talking about their writing, poetry and visual art. Find out more here.  

Matt Dickinson 

Kendal Town Hall, Sunday 18 November, 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Matt will be delivering his famous Everest talk in which he'll share his adventures in the Himalaya and discuss the inspiration behind his popular children's book trilogy, The Everest Files. Find out more here.  

See the full Kendal programme here.


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