News & Events

News & Events

Talking Grantchester Mysteries

In 2017, James will be talking about The Grantchester Mysteries at these festivals:


Wednesday 19th April 2017
Hemel Hempstead Library Opening

Friday 21st July
The Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, Harrogate


The Grantchester Mysteries

The paperback edition of Sidney Chambers and the Dangers of Temptation will be published in February 2017. Volume 6 of The Grantchester Mysteries, Sidney Chambers and the Persistence of Love will be published in June 2017.

Grantchester Series 3 will air in the Spring of this year on ITV and shortly afterwards on P.B.S. and internationally.


Creative writing class

James takes one creative writing class a year.

In 2017 it will be at Dartington Summer School from August 5-12.

He will also be a guest at the Arvon Course (with Joanne Harris and Naomi Alderman) at Moniack Mhor on August 23rd 2017.


James curates and chairs literary events

James frequently curates and chairs literary events.

In the last few years he has interviewed: Marilynne Robinson, Richard Ford, Hilary Mantel, J.K. Rowling, Orhan Pamuk, Elif Shafak, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Andrew Solomon, Alice Oswald, Philippe Sands, Nina Stibbe, Kamila Shamsie, Aminatta Forna, William McIlvanney, Martin Parr, Hisham Matar, Howard Jacobson, Mohsin Hamid and Judith Kerr.

The Great Passion

James's play, The Great Passion, based on Bach's St Matthew Passion, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 over Easter.