Jasper Fforde spent nearly 20 years in the film industry before trading it in for writing, publishing his first novel in 2001. His genre of Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Comedy/Crime has made him a bestselling author.
It was in 2001 that we first met detective Thursday Next, in Jasper Fforde’s breathtakingly original debut novel, The Eyre Affair. Introducing us to a world much like ours, except not at all, Fforde breathed life into both his own creation and those of authors long gone — notably, in that case, Charlotte Brontë and Charles Dickens — by delving into the Book World, where fictional characters meet and mingle throughout their various genres, all filled with one purpose: to be read. It all gets rather complicated after that.
Jasper will be talking about the Thursday Next series, Nursery Crime, being the author of ‘That other shades of grey book’ and his unusual approach to writing.