Venue: Caught by the River, on Friday.

Melissa Harrison’s first novel, Clay (Bloomsbury, 2013), was selected for Amazon’s Rising Stars programme and went on to win the Portsmouth First Fiction award; her second, At Hawthorn Time (Bloomsbury, 2015), was shortlisted for the Costa Best Novel Award. Her non-fiction book Rain: Four Walks in English Weather (Faber, 2016) was shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize. Melissa lives in South London with her husband and her rescue dog, Scout.