More Speakers for The Story 2014: Meg Rosoff, Bryony Kimmings and Gruff Rhys

Tickets for The Story 2014 are selling fast – about half of them have gone now, so buy yours if you haven’t already!

Here’s three more speakers who will be joining us at Conway Hall in Feb. It’s looking like a cracking line-up already, and there’s still more to be announced.

Meg Rosoff was born in Boston, educated at Harvard and St Martin’s College of Art in London, and worked in New York City for ten years before moving to England in 1989.  She worked in publishing, journalism, politics and advertising before writing How I Live Now (released October 2013 as a feature film directed by Kevin MacDonald and starring Saoirse Ronan). Her books have won or been shortlisted for 19 international book prizes, including the Carnegie medal, the National Book Award in America and the Orange first novel prize.  Meg’s most recent book is Picture Me Gone.  She lives in London with her husband and daughter.

Bryony Kimmings is a Performance Artist. She creates full-length theatre shows, cabaret works, homemade music, sound installations and documentary films. Her work is larger than life, outrageous, visually loud, often dangerous, somewhat unpredictable but above all fun. She is inspired by the taboos and anomalies of British culture and her autobiographical themes promote the airing of her own dirty laundry to oil conversations on seemingly difficult subjects. Her work follows real life social experiments that she embarks upon with genuine genius intrigue and wholehearted, fearless gusto. She is currently touring Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model, an ongoing project with her nine-year old niece to design a new kind of teen pop star.

Gruff Rhys is a singer, writer and film-maker, who has had global success with Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon, and as a solo artist. Gruff will be talking about his new book, film and album project American Interior, an epic quest to discover for the legend of John Evans, a Welsh pioneer and entrepreneur who travelled through the newly independent USA in the late eighteenth century.

So – that’s nine speakers announced so far, and we’ll be announcing the rest of the line up before Xmas. So if you haven’t already – get your tickets now!