Matt Haig will be in conversation with Paul Blezard about The Day That Went Missing on Saturday 22nd July in the Babylon Tent – approximate timing 11.30am. Buy tickets here

Richard Beard’s six novels include Lazarus is Dead, Dry Bones and Damascus, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. His most recent novel Acts of the Assassins was shortlisted for the Goldsmiths Prize, and he is the author of four books of narrative non-fiction, including the 2017 memoir The Day That Went Missing. Formerly Director of The National Academy of Writing in London, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo, and has a Creative Writing Fellowship at the University of East Anglia. He opens the batting for the Authors XI cricket team.