Tony Peake, author of critically acclaimed novel North Facing, will be on the panel for Under the Influence: A Soviet Childhood in Kelvedon Hatch Secret Nuclear Bunker as part of Essex Book Festival. The other authors lined up for the panel are a polish poet, Agnieszska Studzinska and Estonian author Paavo Matsin and Ros Green, the festival director who is based at the Centre for Creative Writing at Essex University will chair the event.
Tony Peake was born in South Africa but has lived most of his life in London. He is an acclaimed short story writer with work in many anthologies including The Penguin Book of Contemporary South African Short Stories, The Mammoth Book of Gay Short Stories and Best British Short Stories 2016. He is the author of two previous novels, A Summer Tide and Son to the Father, and Derek Jarman: A Biography .
£5. Does not include bunker entrance fees (Adults £7.50 / Children £5.50 / Family £18)