Peter James, Patrick Ness and Bi Feiyu confirmed as London Book Fair Authors of the Day

The London Book Fair is pleased to announce bestselling authors Peter James, Bi Feiyu and Patrick Ness as the three Authors of the Day for 2012. The Author of the Day initiative showcases one author across each day of the Fair through a programme that includes seminars, discussions, book signings and photo opportunities.

MONDAY 16TH APRIL 2012 – Peter James

The opening day of the Fair features bestselling crime and thriller writer, Peter James. One of the UK’s most treasured crime and thriller novelists, Peter James’ Roy Grace detective novels have sold over two million copies in the UK alone and a total of eleven million copies worldwide. The series is now translated into 34 languages and his previous novel Dead Man’s Grip went straight into the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list at No 1.

TUESDAY 17TH APRIL 2012 – Bi Feiyu

The London Book Fair Market Focus Author of the Day, supported by the British Council, will this year feature Bi Feiyu, one of the most respected authors and screenwriters in China today. He is the recipient of several literary awards, including the Xu Lun Prize which he has won twice. He co-wrote the film Shanghai Triad, which was directed by acclaimed Chinese director Zhang Yimou and nominated for a Golden Globe. His novel The Moon Opera was long-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2008, and his novel Three Sisters, an epic portrayal of life in modern China, won the 2010 Man Asian Literary Prize.

WEDNESDAY 18TH APRIL 2012 – Patrick Ness

On Wednesday 18th April the spotlight will be on Award-winning author Patrick Ness, whose Chaos Walking trilogy won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize, the Costa Children’s Book of the Year Prize, and the Booktrust Teenage Prize.