1pm - 3pm
Posy Simmonds was born and brought up near Cookham in Berkshire and is best known for the strip cartoons and serials that were published in The Guardian, and the books that derive from them.
These include Mrs Weber’s Diary (1979), True Love (1981), Literary Life (2002) and the graphic novels, Gemma Bovery (1999) and Tamara Drewe (2006). Tamara Drewe won the Prix Des Critiques in 2009 which was made into a feature film, directed by Stephen Frears in 2010. She has also written and drawn several books for children which include Baker Cat, Lulu & the Flying Babies and Fred, whose film version was nominated for an Oscar in 1996.