Throughout a career spanning three decades, Chocolat author Joanne Harris has cultivated a bibliography of UK bestsellers that defy categorisation and often take aim at difficult topics.

Her latest work, A Narrow Door, offers more of the same editorial excellence that we’ve come to expect from one of the country’s most popular authors. A gripping whodunnit, it shows us just how far one headmistress is willing to go to protect the reputation of her institution when the remains of a body are suddenly unearthed on school grounds.

Harris visits this year’s festival to discuss the creation of this new work alongside her storied back-catalogue of iconic titles.

About The Author

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Joanne Harris

Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French writer, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. In 2000, her 1999 novel CHOCOLAT was adapted to the screen, starring Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp. CHOCOLAT has sold over a million copies in the UK alone and was a global bestseller. She is an Honorary Fellow of St Catherine’s College, Cambridge, and in 2013 was awarded an MBE by the Queen.