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Nick Harkaway

Nick Harkaway is an author and blogger. He has written two novels, The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker, to be published in 2012, and blogs for FutureBook, The Bookseller's website for digital books, on issues affecting authors in digital publishing.

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Luke Jennings

Luke Jennings is a critic and author of five books, including the Booker-nominated Atlantic, and Blood Knots, which was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson prize and for the William Hill prize.

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Merryn Somerset Webb

Merryn is the editor in chief of the bestselling financial weekly Moneyweek, the best-selling financial magazine in the UK. Merryn also has a weekly column in the FT and a monthly column in Saga. 

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Carl Honoré's talk was the unquestioned highlight of our conference this year
Russell Willis Taylor, National Arts Strategies

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